Help us support our students in Bangladesh during this time of need.
The children in the Playing For Change Foundation music education classes in Bangladesh live in slum communities in the Mirpur district of Dhaka. The majority of those children's parents are day laborers and rickshaw drivers who are unable to work during the lockdown due to COVID-19, making their already difficult circumstances even more challenging and very little food for their families' needs. There is also little to no local or government support for these families.
PFCF has the opportunity to provide 100 students' families in the Kallyanpur slum, where we have a music program, with food that will last them a minimum of one week for $1,000.
You all know that right now Bangladesh is locked down for the Covid19 virus and we don't know when it will be open for all. We have over 1000 students in our PFCF Mirpur Music Program, they are very poor and live under the poverty line. All students' parents are day labour, rickshaw puller, some students have no father, some have no mother. Some student's mothers work in the house as servants. All now have nothing. In these circumstances they have no enough food because they no work now they all are staying in the home.
- Tuhin Asad, Program Director, PFCF Mirapur Music Program
With your support, we will arrange protective items and social distancing measures, in coordination with our in-country partners SpaandanB, to distribute the food and educate the students and their parents about the dangers of the coronavirus and precautions to take.
Your gift will help feed the children in our music education classes and their families.