Music Fund (http://www.musicfund.eu) was created in 2004-2005 and was an initiative of a music ensemble (Ictus) and a NGO (Oxfam Belgium).
Music Fund collects music instruments all over Europe, has them checked in workshops in Belgium, and then donates them to partner-projects (music schools or socio-artistic programs) in Palestine, Israel, DR Congo, Mozambique, Morocco, Haiti, Belgium, Germany, and soon also in Myanmar and Vietnam.
Besides donating instruments, the main activity of Music Fund has quickly become the training of repair-technicians and opening and equipping repair workshops for its partners outside Europe.
Lukas Pairon is founder and CEO.
BBC documentary ‘Saving Gaza’s Grand Piano’
about Music Fund in Gaza
released in May 2015
Documentary ‘A Steinway in Mozambique’
by Alexandra Gelhay and Gérôme Giersé