Many children in Kalimpong, District Darjeeling, have great musical potential but never come to know it. Due to very low family income, education and professional training are out of reach.
The My Peace Music Institute (MPMI) provides some of them with a chance to become music teachers or musicians. At the same time the children receive evening tuition to help them improve in their regular basic education.
Presently about 30 students are in the program. Girls and boys are treated equally. All costs are covered and the necessary instruments provided. Exams are conducted in association with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music London (ABRSM).
The My Peace Music Institute operates as a small independent non-profit organization and welcomes visitors, who wish to contribute to the institute’s goals.