OneAction and the NGO Karuna-Shechen, founded by Matthieu Ricard, are pleased to invite you for the second edition of their charity concert 'OAKS', featuring the renowned pianist Gabriela Montero. Join us on Saturday the 21st of September 2019 at 8pm at the Victoria Hall in Geneva and witness the world premiere of Gabriela's newly formed quintet: Gabriela Montero & her Ensemble.
Pura Vida 2, the ‘boat-cycle’ of our partner Hervé Neukomm, is afloat! After having been the first man to go down the whole Amazon river on a ‘boat-cycle’ named Pura Vida, Hervé settled down in Leticia, in the Colombian Amazon, where he is leading various environmental projects with his wife Adriana, founder of our partner NGO Hábitat Sur. This NGO works for sustainable development in the Amazon region through cultural initiatives, community development activities, as well as ecotourism projects and the construction of sustainable housing. In partnership with OneAction, Hábitat Sur has recently finalized the construction of a ‘boat-cycle’, or a watercraft driven by two cyclists. This social enterprise aspires not only to create jobs, but also to give the opportunity to the local youth to discover the beauty of the Amazon and to connect them to their environment. In doing so, we hope to encourage them to become better environmental advocates while keeping them away from drug trafficking activities. Discover the construction of Pura vida 2 by watching this video:
Planting a tree while sending a package? This is what Expedismart is offering in collaboration with OneAction! Our friends at Expedismart, a parcel shipping company based in Geneva and wishing to limit its environmental impact, are now offering the possibility to their clients to donate 1 CHF on each parcel shipped. This donation will automatically be doubled by Expedismart in order to plant a tree within the context of OneAction's reforestation project in Ecuador. We look forward to this new long term partnership that will contribute to multiplying the restoration of abandoned farmlands in one of the ten most biodiverse ecosystems in the world!
The first joint adventure of OneAction and Karuna-Shechen, culminating in Gabriela Montero's concert at the Victoria Hall last Sunday, was a great success! In front of nearly 1,000 people, the Venezuelan pianist passionately shared her immense talent as an interpreter. She then delighted the audience with her improvisations, as well as the sudden hilarious entrance of the suprise guest and brilliant violinist Aleksey Igudesman. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this wonderful achievement! See you next year! Discover below a video of the concert...
OneAction and the NGO Karuna-Shechen, founded by Matthieu Ricard, are pleased to share with you their first common adventure that has led them to organize a solidarity concert played by the renowned pianist Gabriela Montero. Join us on Sunday the 29th of October at 5pm at the Victoria Hall in Geneva to share a musical evening full of emotion. Click here to download the flyer and here to buy tickets.
On December 1st and 2nd, OneAction will take part in the Course de l'Escalade and Course du Duc. The opportunity to take on a challenge for a good cause: this year again, all the funds raised will be sent to Bodh Gaya in India, to support our project One meal a day, which aims to provide a balanced daily meal to the pupils of the Gyan Niketan School.
We are pleased to announce that Ms Delphine Oltramare, a member of the Executive board since 2016, is now the President of OneAction. We wish her a lot of joy in her new role. Our former President, M. Hadrien Mangeat, remains a member of the Executive board. We are very grateful to him for his presidency over the past five years.
The next Course de l'Escalade will be held on Saturday, December 3rd. This Geneva tradition has become an opportunity for OneAction and friends to meet up and support one of our projects. Come have fun with the rest of our team! This year, the money raised will contribute to funding One meal a day, a project that aims to daily offer a well-balanced meal to school children in our partner school in Bodh Gaya, India.
Last week, OneAction participated in a panel discussion organized by Shyft at the Impact Hub. After a screening of the documentary Poverty, Inc., panellists were invited to share their views on the many failures linked with the development aid sector, criticized in the film for being “a multibillion dollar poverty industry”. The discussions reinforced OneAction’s views according to which responsible, long-lasting help comes with self-sustainability.