Kriva Palanka rocks!

In 2017, we planted a small seed which flourished into a beautiful garden. Since then, Roma Rock School is “growing” future musicians, with our free music lessons for various instruments, taught by local music professionals.

Young kids, especially nowadays, are eager to learn, and we are happy to give them the opportunity to find their unique way to express themselves through music.

Our musical garden is spreading! Since May 2020, with the help of David Zekirov, Roma Rock School has a new band based in Kriva Palanka, Republic of North Macedonia. The band has 4 members: Aleksandar Mladenovski (guitar) , Vojdan Jakimovski (bass guitar) , , Dushan Angelovski (Percussion) and Natalija Angelova (vocal) – forming our new RRS band – Jam Street 19 !

With that said, we are so happy to present you their first cover of the song Cemetery Gates by Pantera.

Check it out!

Covid-19 didn’t stop us from creating music! Here is our new video!

Since March 2020, after this pandemic with the Covid-19 started, Roma Rock School’s activities such as classes, trainings, gigs and concerts have been canceled or postponed. Fortunately, our staff and students adapted very quickly to this new situation. Despite the situation, together we found a new way to spread positive energy and maintain our free spirits by switching completely to online teaching.

The social distancing didn’t stop us from creating music, and certainly didn’t stop us from enjoying it!

Now, enjoy our new video of the original song “Redemption” by one of our bands Ritual Wave!

  • Ivona Stefanovska | Vocals
  • Melas Sejfulov | Guitar
  • Eduardo Etemi | Guitar
  • Marko Krstevski | Bass
  • Omer Shaban | Clarinet
  • Memet Demr | Saxophone
  • Demir Shaban | Darbuka
  • Gjolhan Abdiev | Drums

GlobalGiving Welcomes 108 New Partners to the GlobalGiving Community

Washington, DC, May 19, 2021 – GlobalGiving announced today that 108 new nonprofit organizations have joined the GlobalGiving marketplace. Each of the organizations has participated in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that helps nonprofits take their online fundraising to the next level. They’ve each also met GlobalGiving’s rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support, and raised at least $5,000 from 40 donors in the April 2021 Accelerator.

The new nonprofit partner organizations are:

In the Lord’s Hands

CR HOPE FOUNDATION

Kevin Richardson Foundation NPC

Order of Malta Worldwide Relief Malteser International Americas

Africa Cancer Foundation

African Artists Community Development Project, Inc.

MOO PRAVOZASCHITNUY CENTR MEMORIAL

Kitale Community Advancement Programme (KAP)

Rotary RIBI District 1070

The Rotary Club of Kinver

Shanthi Maargam

Project Amazonas, Inc.

Have Hammer Will Travel A. C.

Quilts for Empowerment

Association for Multi-Ethnic Music Education Roma Rock School

Fundacion de Desarrollo Integral Sembrar

Planting Seeds International

Life is a Miracle Foundation

Tips Global Educational Resources

Amos Trust

Southern Sudan Healthcare Organization

Arca de Noe de Apoio Social

Project Tres

Project Afya

The Wayuu Taya Foundation Inc

help2kids Non Profit Organisation

Jonathan Plutzik and Lesley Goldwasser Family Foundation Inc.

Safal MRM FOUNDATION

Fundacion Conect Vision

Jiti Foundation

Kanan Kab Proteccion del Mundo A.C

Rude Ranch Animal Rescue

Associacao de Pais, Professores e Amigos da Escola Comunitaria Brilho do Cristal

Build Health International

Gibson Soto Foundation, Inc.

Stray Animal Foundation of India

Rotary Club Newtownabbey

Fundacion Oyeme

Vermilion Sea Institute

Mutuini Hope & Development Project

Golden Aya Corp

SPORT DANS LA VILLE

Meseret Humanitarian Organization (MHO)

Operation Address The Homeless

Native Future

Good To Be Good

Bulgaria Innovation Hub, Inc.

Fundacion Barco

Missoula Medical Aid

Engineers Without Borders Ireland

TechQuest STEM Academy LTD/GTE

Her Academy

CENTRO DE ACOPIO PARA LA TARAHUMARA, A.C.

Jookender Community Initiatives, Inc. A Non-Profit

Second Chance Animal Services, Inc.

Fathering Together

Association Centre for Social Initiatives NADEZ

Lesedi la Batho

Creative Life Foundation

Pronatura Peninsula de Yucatan A.C.

Sanando Heridas, A.C.

Poured Out Inc

Tompkins Conservation Chile

Potencialidades Asociacion Civil

SolarBuddy Inc

Bagimsiz Dokorlar Derengi

American University in Kosovo Foundation

Life Again

Fundacion Crea Tu Espacio

Roshni Homes Trust

Sol Relief

E-ROQ PROJECT INC

Escuela mixta para el desarrollo integral del invidente Helen Keller A.C.

Alegre Global Assistance Charities, Inc.

BUILT AFRICA NPO

Each One Teach One

For Equal Rights Educational Center NGO

Rural Literacy Solutions

Taiwan Love and Hope International Charity

Sustainable Agriculture Network

Asociacion Escuela Futuro Verde

ANIMA TEC

Educacion contra el racismo A.C.

Highly Favored Foundation

Persatuan Harapan Mulia

Clubes de Ciencia Mexico

GIRL POWER MENTORING PROGRAM

Acupuncturists Without Borders

International Cultural Diversity Organization (ICDO)

Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ

Yemen Family Care Association(YFCA)

Federacion Red Argentina para la Cooperacion Internacional (RACI)

Research Foundation for the Innovation of Eco-Education

Comite PAN

Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) Nepal

Sistema Cyprus

THE GREEN INSTITUTE INC

Sonar Despierto A.C

Centro de Derechos Humanos Fr. Francisco de Vitoria O.P, A.C

Voluntariado de Ingenieros y Profesionales de Puerto Rico

Freedom Fighting Missionaries Inc

Albanian Business Service Association

Donate4Refugees

Humanitarian Relief and Development Council

Asociacion Para el Desarrollo Integral Filantropis, ONG

Pedazo por Pedazo Un Mundo Mejor Philanthropiece A.C.

Sembrando Sentido Inc.

United Way of Southern Cameron County

The complete list of Accelerator participants can be seen on the campaign leaderboard.

“We’re inspired by the work of our newest nonprofit partners, each of them doing important work to improve lives and protect the planet,” said Alix Guerrier, Chief Executive Officer of GlobalGiving. “They span 38 countries, meaning that their impact is truly global. We at GlobalGiving are privileged to have them in our community, and we look forward to learning with and from them as our partnerships continue!”

GlobalGiving welcomed 108 new nonprofit partners following the first Accelerator onboarding program of the year. This cohort includes organizations that empower fathers to be caregivers, prevent human-wildlife conflict in Namibia, and heal conflict-driven trauma in Sri Lankan youth. We’re immensely humbled by the heart and community-led work of our new partners.

“The April 2021 Accelerator was our second time participating in the program. The first time, we did not quite leverage all the resources we had available through GlobalGiving. This year we followed the Accelerator program’s advice and engaged with the online community of project leaders through the Facebook group. The results were amazing! Not only did our donors notice our improvement in engagement activities, but we also felt part of a worldwide team of fundraisers. We are so thankful to the GlobalGiving Team for their resources and coaching, and we are thrilled to have graduated from the April 2021 Accelerator! We will wear our badge with pride. Here’s to more campaigns together!”

– Jesabel I. Rivera, co-Founder and Executive Director, Voluntariado de Ingenieros y Profesionales de Puerto Rico

About GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving is a nonprofit that makes it easy and safe to give to local projects around the world, while providing fellow nonprofits with the tools, training, and support they need to thrive. Since 2002, the GlobalGiving community has raised more than $500 million from 1+ million donors for 29,000 projects in 175 countries. To learn more about how your nonprofit or company can partner with GlobalGiving, please visit www.globalgiving.org.

The article is taken from the official site of GlobalGiving.

Association for Multi-Ethnic Music Education “Roma Rock School” Succeeds in GlobalGiving’s Accelerator, Becomes Recognized Partner of GlobalGiving

Association for Multi-Ethnic Music Education “Roma Rock School” announced that they have graduated from the GlobalGiving Accelerator program, gaining entry into the GlobalGiving marketplace and becoming a recognized partner of GlobalGiving.

As part of the Accelerator, Association for Multi-Ethnic Music Education “Roma Rock School” successfully raised $12,025 from 106 unique individual donors to support their project, “Support Roma Pupils Playing Music Instruments – MK.”

“We’re thrilled to have the Association for Multi-Ethnic Music Education “Roma Rock School” as part of our community. Association for Multi-Ethnic Music Education “Roma Rock School” has met our rigorous vetting standards for trust and community support, and we’re committed to providing tools, training, and support as they learn, grow and become more effective,” said Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving. “GlobalGiving donors value the opportunity to support nonprofits like Association for Multi-Ethnic Music Education “Roma Rock School”, knowing that they’ll get regular updates about how their donations are put to work.”

“Musically talented Roma children and youth have lack of access to musical instruments and music education due to living in poverty and social exclusion. The Roma Rock School (RRS) is working with Roma pupils from the biggest Roma settlement in Europe, Shuto Orizari – N. Macedonia using an unique curriculum combining Rock with Roma traditional music. Make your donation to support this socially innovative program of securing free music education and future music career of Roma children and youth.”, said Alvin Salimovski, project leader at Association for Multi-Ethnic Music Education Roma Rock School. “Visit our project, ‘Support Roma Pupils Playing Music Instruments – MK’  to learn how even $10 can make a difference: http://goto.gg/51205 . We’re $12,975 away from our overall goal of $25,000.”

About Association for Multi-Ethnic Music Education Roma Rock School

The MISSION of Roma Rock School is to foster cultural and multiethnic understanding and cooperation between different ethnic groups in the Republic of North Macedonia through music, as well as building interethnic and intercultural understanding, respect and interaction among members of the association and beyond. The vision of the ASSOCIATION FOR MULTIETHNIC MUSIC EDUCATION ROMA ROCK SCHOOL Skopje aligns with the following goals: 1. To include Roma children and children from other ethnic communities through music education; 2. To provide opportunities for talented Roma children and children from other ethnic groups to receive music education, study solfege, and develop their practical and theoretical knowledge of music; 3. To support inclusion and multiethnic tolerance of different ethnic groups by playing and composing music with cultural and ethnic elements.

About GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving is a nonprofit that supports other nonprofits by connecting them to donor, companies, and nonprofits in nearly every country around the world. GlobalGiving makes it possible for local organizations to access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective and make the world a better place. Any registered nonprofit is welcome to apply for the GlobalGiving Accelerator Program: GlobalGiving.org/accelerator/  

Global Giving Campaign

Roma Rock School was selected to participate in the world’s largest online crowdfunding platform for nonprofits causes – Global Giving.

The campaign lasts 18 days (from April 5th – 23rd) we are challenged to raise $5,000 from at least 40 donors who would donate online, so we can become a permanent GlobalGiving partner. 

The money from the fundraising campaign will be used for providing music education for musically talented Roma children.

About $ 25,000 is needed to educate 30 young Roma in a year.

If you can and if you want support the work of Roma Rock School, and help us continue our work with Roma children.

This is the donation link, where you can find more information about the fundraising campaign: Support Roma Pupils Playing Music Instruments – MK