Serving Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

In Ukraine Since 2022

In the summer of 2022, we opened a new program in Poland serving Ukrainian refugees.  We are currently teaching harmonica, singing, and ukulele classes to children and teenagers eight hours a day, five days a week in the Serock refugee center outside of Warsaw.  Our program brings purpose, self esteem, achievement, creativity, reduces the effects of trauma, and brings music, fun and joy into a high-stress, traumatic situation.  

As part of our empowering and self-sustaining model, young refugees are trained to teach the classes themselves after we leave.  These young Ukrainian volunteers have been incredible, dedicating many hours to training and teaching.  

Given the enormity of the conflict in Ukraine, in the Spring of 2023 SMF would like to open a program on Ukrainian soil or—if a safe location cannot be identified within the country—SMF would open in another of the rapidly growing refugee centers in Poland.  Donate today to help move this program forward!

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