Faculty Advisor

Bulled, Nicola

Faculty Advisor

Skorinko, Jeanine LM

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa


The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that unites under resourced communities through the power of music and arts education. The Imvula Music Program (IMP) is a growing satellite of PFCF in South Africa. For this project, we researched the common challenges faced by similar NGOs, and worked with IMP to collaboratively develop operational practices to directly address their challenges. We held workshops with staff and administration to find goals, evaluate the current capacity, and develop organizational strategies (i.e., communication, lesson plans, and staff meetings). Finally, everything collaboratively developed in the workshops was put together as a packet of tools, templates, and suggestions for future IMP use.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies