Last month we closed our project contest in Geneva and found ourselves confronted with the difficult task of choosing between nine very good school projects. The jury, including different experts from NGOs, the foundation éducation21, the educational department and euforia, was very impressed by the quality, professionalism and creativity of the projects. After a long discussion and considering various aspects of the projects, we were finally able to distribute a total amount of 10’000 CHF between four winning projects. We supported, for example, a proposition for activities against homophobia, initiated by students following the STEP into action. Another example is a project supporting a school for children’s trade victims in the south of Benin through fundraising and awareness raising activities.
Another one of February’s achievements for our team was the finalization of our intermediary evaluation report on the STEP into action Geneva 2012.
If you are interested in our main findings in the evaluation report or in the description of the nine school projects, you can download both here.
The preparations for the STEP into action in Zurich and Basel this year are also moving forward and we can see more clearly now the differences between the two locations and their respective challenges and characteristics. The Zurich edition reveals itself a little bit trickier; our biggest challenge here at the moment is to find a suitable – and not too pricey – location in order to finally be able to fix the date. For both locations, we started the fundraising process and the organisation of the workshops, but we’re still looking for interested teachers and motivated people for the team – so if you know someone, tell them to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org!!