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News 2015

December 21, 2015 – Escalade Race

OneAction Escalade 2015We would like to warmly thank all our sponsors, supporters, brave runners, volunteers and professional masseurs for the great time that everyone had at the Escalade race! This year, due to your generosity, we were able to raise nearly CHF 2,000 for our project One Meal a Day in our partner school in Bodh Gaya. Many thanks for your precious support and encouragement throughout the race! If you wish to have more information, please click here.

December 18, 2015 – A meaningful gift for Christmas

5. Oreades 12Following the historical agreement reached during COP21, let’s all work together to sequester more CO2! For Christmas, offer your family and friends a useful gift by planting trees in their names. These trees will restore one of the 10 most biodiverse ecosystems in the world in Northern Ecuador. To record this symbolic gesture, you will receive a certificate addressed to your significant other. To order, click here.

December 17, 2015 – Thank you for your votes!

Fengarion_Mireille Caloghiris Award 2015INEPE and OneAction’s holistic education project won the Mireille Caloghiris Award! Many thanks to Fengarion, Mireille Caloghiris and each and everyone of you for the 3,452 votes as well as your support and trust! We were truly touched by the amazing outpouring of solidarity from around the world. We would also like to congratulate the other participants that are leading other great projects in the field of education!

November 19, 2015 – Launch of GreenAction

GreenActionOneAction is pleased to announce the recent launch of GreenAction, a programme designed to help schools act on key areas of environmental stewardship and sustainability. Our trained environmental education consultant provides support for specific actions, delivers training workshops and contributes to setting up and advising the school’s “Green Committee”. The first school to participate in GreenAction is La Côte International School, in Aubonne.

October 22, 2015 – Support OneAction at the Course de l’Escalade!

Escalade 2015The 38th edition of the Escalade race will be held on Saturday, December 5th 2015. This Geneva tradition has become an opportunity for OneAction and friends to meet up and support our cause. 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. For more information and to join/support the team, please click here.

October 9, 2015 – OneAction Partnerships

Sunset staffOneAction recently launched partnerships with local restaurants and businesses to raise funds for projects that are moving towards self-sufficiency. Devoted to the cause, Sunset, a local restaurant offering vegetarian and gluten-free meals, chose to participate in OneAction’s programme One Meal a Day taking place in a school near Bodh Gaya. In just a few weeks, we were able to fund nearly 1,000 meals! A big thank you to Renato and his team! More information here.

July 16, 2015 – OneAction at Pointe de la Jonction

Pointe de la JonctionOn July 15th, OneAction was invited to present its projects at the bar “Pointe de la Jonction” managed by the ARV Association. Taking advantage of the warm and sunny summer, we sold many cakes and organized environmental quizzes at this up and coming location along the Rhône river. It gave us the opportunity to talk to the local population about OneAction’s many activities in Switzerland and abroad.

July 6, 2015 – Conference on impact studies

Impact Conference 2015On June 9th, 2015, OneAction attended the conference “From evidence to practice: how NGOs can benefit from impact studies”. Organised in Bern by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Center for Development and Cooperation (ETH-NADEL), this event aimed at promoting the use of impact studies in the field of cooperation and development, as well as to stir exchanges among Swiss NGOs on this topic.

June 25, 2015 – Great success at Fête de la Musique

FDM 2015 BastionsOneAction participated for the third year in a row in the Fête de la Musique, managing a stall in the heart of Parc des Bastions. Thanks to the wonderful efforts and dedication of over 30 of our volunteers, we achieved a turnover of CHF 35,270 and a profit of around CHF 20,000 for our educational project in Bodh Gaya! With this figure, the entire One Meal a Day programme is funded for this year. Thank you to all our volunteers!

June 19, 2015 – OneAction at Fête de la Musique

FDM 2015OneAction is delighted to once again hold a food and drinks stand at Geneva’s Fête de la Musique! We hope to see all of you again this year to share more fun moments… See you on June 19th, 20th and 21st at our stand in the heart of Parc des Bastions (near rue Saint-Léger)! This year, all funds raised will be allocated to our project in Bodh Gaya.

May 19, 2015 – OneAction at the Cannes Film Festival

Festival de Cannes 2015OneAction had the great opportunity to participate in the Cannes Festival 2015 thanks to Horyou’s invitation. Horyou is a social network aimed at highlighting positive actions around the world. This event gave us the possibility to meet many individuals and other NGOs present at the Horyou village. Discover OneAction on Horyou.

May 10, 2015 – Great success of our salsa night!

Salsa Night 2015 2The salsa evening organized by Fengarion and OneAction was a great success! The two floors of the Palais Mascotte were packed and, with the entrance, the raffle tickets and our tapas, we were able to raise CHF 5,962.90. This amount will be entirely donated to the INEPE, our Ecuadorian partner, to support the transition programme towards food self-sufficiency. A big thank you to Fengarion, the artists and the volunteers!

April 14, 2015 – Partnerships

Pasta PrimaOneAction sets up a partnership project with different shops or restaurants which offer their clients the possibility to contribute to one of our two projects in transition towards self-sufficiency: One Meal a Day in Bodh Gaya, India and our reforestation initiative in North Ecuador. As of today, the restaurants Pasta Prima, Olé Olé and Sunset Restaurant participate in this project. Click here for more information.

March 26, 2015 – Salsa night!

Salsa Night 2015 On Saturday, May 9, the philanthropic platform Fengarion and OneAction are organizing a salsa event at Palais Mascotte in Geneva to raise funds for our holistic education project with the INEPE in Quito. There will be salsa and zumba workshops and demonstrations early evening, followed by two DJs and a raffle. We look forward to seeing you all there. Click here to learn more.

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