More than a decade ago, Playing For Change was inspired when one man, Roger Ridley, sang familiar words to a popular song: “No matter who you are. No matter where you go in life. At some point, you’re gonna need somebody to stand by you.” For Co-Founder Mark Johnson, that moment ignited a passion to use music to connect people and to create a better world.
Meet some of our current students; they will inspire you. Consider funding a scholarship so that these children and their classmates can experience the joy of music in their lives and they can know what it feels like to have you stand by them.
Today, more than 1000 children around the world are learning music and dance every week. This is possible because people like you are willing to Stand By Them.
Stand By Me Scholarships provide funding for students to attend PFCF music programs for an entire year.
Tamale, Northern, Ghana
Djoliba, Koulikoro, Mali
Mirpur, Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
Curitiba - State of Paraná, Brazil
Khlong Toei Bangkok Thailand
Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal
Katari, Eastern Region, Nepal
Masaka, Kigali, Rwanda