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Phone: 310-558-2900
3110 Main Street, The Annex
% Mark Johnson

Santa Monica
California 90405
USA
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Target demographics: provide music and inspiration to children

Geographic areas served: Africa, Ghana, Mali, South Africa, Rwanda, Thailand, Nepal

Programs: free classes in music, dance, instruments, languages and musical theory, all taught by qualified local teachers.

Projects also meet basic needs for some of the world’s most economically vulnerable children. This includes primary education, literacy, and humanitarian aid such as food, medicine, clothes, books and school supplies. Solar light and energy, laptop computers, and other modern technology have also been introduced in areas where previously unavailable.

Mission:
We are dedicated to creating positive social change through music education.
Results:
Nine music schools and programs have been created in South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Nepal and Thailand. More than 600 kids attend free classes in dance, instruments, languages and musical theory, all taught by qualified local teachers. Projects also meet basic needs for some of the world’s most economically vulnerable children. This includes primary education, literacy, and the provision of humanitarian aid such as food, medicine, clothes, books and school supplies. Solar light and energy, laptop computers, and other modern technology have also been introduced in areas where previously unavailable.

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10/21/14
I have had the honor of serving as a board member for playing for change since its inception. starting as a conversation around a coffee table 7 years ago to seeing what it has become is truly remarkable. so many lives have been impacted in a positive way. The PFCF staff are some of the most ... more »
10/21/14
I was introduced to PFCF after travelling to Australia with friends who were involved with the organization. I had the great pleasure of seeing the Playing for Change Band at a multi-day Bluesfest while I was there and I knew at that moment that I wanted to be a part of the foundation and their ... more »
10/21/14
I am honored to be a member of the Advisory Board . Positive change through music is a message that I believe in. I can always feel the depth of the commitment as well as the incredible spirit of the organization. It is obvious every step of the way... And I will continue to be inspired and also ... more »
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