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Switzerland, Ecuador, India
Access to education in Bodh Gaya: One Meal a Day program

OneAction is working to improve the living conditions in Bihar, a particularly populous, poor and conservative state in India. We support Gyan Niketan, a school offering free education to more than 300 students between 3 and 15 years of age, coming from the most disadvantaged castes. Our goal is to broaden their educational perspectives and to improve their well-being. For the past years, OneAction has ensured the efficient functioning of the school and the development of its infrastructure, while encouraging students’ creativity.
Moreover, we have been implementing the One Meal a Day program, which provides a daily balanced meal for all students. This daily food is fundamental to ensure the health and dignity of the students, as well as the success of their schooling. The ingredients are entirely organic and local, and we make sure that nothing is wasted : once the meal is over, a dozen young children in the village who do not have the opportunity to enjoy a balanced meal at home, also take advantage of the food ; finally, the cooking water and the organic waste are given to livestock.
One meal costs approximately 0, 20 CHF per child, which means that the costs for daily meals for the 300 children are as follows:
- for 1 day: 60 CHF
- 1 month: 1'800 CHF
- 1 year: 18'000 CHF
We are looking for donations and financial partners in order to cover the expenses related to the One Meal a Day program during the School's transition to self-sufficiency, which we estimate for January 2020.



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Description of the project

OneAction was born in December 2011 as an independent, apolitical and non-profit association based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Our Vision

OneAction aims for a more united and conscious world. Seeing one's potential for sustainable change, OneAction aspires to encourage the transition from intention to action, accompanying individuals and communities in the process of creating or developing empowerment projects. In doing so, our intention is to instigate a society built on respect, dignity, dialogue, creativity and mutual aid.

Our Mission

OneAction works with individuals, communities and organisations looking to act for a more sustainable world. By sharing its know-how and experience, OneAction amplifies their impact and strengthens their capacity to act: we accompany them on the journey towards self-sufficiency and sustainable change. In collaboration with our partners, we develop projects with a strong social and environmental impact, while providing self-financing mechanisms that guarantee their sustainability. OneAction works mainly in the fields of education, training, sustainable agriculture, reforestation, renewable energies and social entrepreneurship.

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