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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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04/19/14
Years ago I heard Grandpa Elliot singing on Royal street in New Orleans and I thought I had stumbled upon an angel. The last time I saw Grandpa Elliot in New Orleans I got his CD Sugar Sweet and later the Stand by Me CD. The first time I listened to the CD and watched the dvd I cried and smiled so ... more »
10/07/13
The PFC website is really easy to use to set up a PFC Day fundraiser, which was great for me because I have run other fundraisers that have been a lot more admin work for me, which is harder to manage with high school. For the second year, I ran my own PFC Day fundraiser at the restaurant where I ... more »
10/06/13
My experience volunteering with Playing for Change has been life changing. I have always believed that music is the universal language that we can use to connect with people from any culture, race or religion. I know that music is a means to peace, which is so needed in our world today. However, ... more »
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