Kick-off campaign 'Say YES to Play' by Bart Vriends
'All in one rhythm'. This is the slogan of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer. Enough reason for 1We - One World Experience to fortify this one-world-feeling with the empowerment project 1We Football Playgrounds. Our goal: creating football playgrounds in the slums of Brazil, Bangladesh and Burundi, as a weapon in the fight against poverty. We do this together with professional football players.
Bart Vriends, defender at the Dutch club Go Ahead Eagles, is the first professional football player who has committed himself as ambassador to the campaign around the 1We Football Playgrounds. “I believe that every child in this world has the right to play and be a child. For this purpose football is the ultimate means, since people play together in a positive and playful way. In this sense, football is a weapon in the fight against poverty. Support our project and donate for the football playgrounds of 1We."
Play with us
From bicycle cab to art work
It is ready: the art work that the Dutch artist Hans Vanhorck produced from an original Bengali 1We Rickshaw. The result is amazing. The bright blue, 'barebones' rickshaw typifies the work of Vanhorck: big, compelling and confronting. In his studio he started to strip the bike completely. This 'carcass' is the basis for the surprising art object.
"It symbolizes the backbone of the 1We Rickshaw project in Bangladesh", the artist explains. “The color blue, which stands for the highest altitudes and the deepest depths, symbolizes hope. That is why the title of this art work is 'The Blue Hope'.” With his piece of art, 1We Art Ambassador Hans Vanhorck supports the 1We Rickshaw project, which has given almost 150 families a better life. The aim is to expose the object as an 'eye catcher' on exhibitions, fairs and events. More about the creation
Solar panels for 46 families in Bangladesh
Sustainable here = sustainable there. Under this motto 1We - One World Experienced has placed already 46 1We Home Solar systems in Bangladesh, in cooperation with SolarFabriek. In addition to a solar panel, 46 families got a battery, lights and phone charger, thanks to donations. In this way the donors contribute directly to the improvement of the living conditions of the families. The alternative are kerosene lamps which emit toxic substances. The result: serious diseases and house fires. The use of solar panels and LED lighting provides a better health and safety. Moreover, it offers people the opportunity to be productive also in the evening. Donate a 1We Home Solar system
Already 15 milk cows donated
Again 1We has donated 3 milk cows to underprivileged families in Bangladesh. One of the 1We Cows went to Md. Rafiq and his wife Khadiza Begum. The family with 4 children lives in Chittagong. Since Rafiq has an eye problem, he is not able to maintain his family. That's why his eldest son Kayes Uddin is forced to find a job besides school. With the 1We Cow the family now is able to earn a structural income. So far 15 cows have been donated. More cows
1We launches special Rotary Riksja
Especially for the Rotary Club, 1We - One World Experience launches the 1We Rotary Bike. With the blue and yellow colours of the Rotary, this rickshaw in Bangladesh is a variant on the purple-orange 1We Rickshaw. In other words: a collector's item with which a disadvantaged family can build a better life. That the 1We Rickshaw project works, is clear from the more than 130 bicycle taxis in the streets of Bangladesh. With the recycled rickshaws complete families are empowered. The impact: children can go to school, they can buy healthier food and rent a better house. More for service clubs
1We SNEW: second life for
your disused computers
1We SNEW is all about recycling computers. As often as possible, with as many parts as possible. The computers may be depreciated, they still function very well. 1We SNEW gives them a second life in a responsible and sustainable manner. To start with in Bangladesh, where disadvantaged people with talent get a training in ICT learning workshops. You can participate with your company by donating a minimum of 25 computers. Support this project and earn money yourself. Donate your computers
Food and income with chickens
Who is keeping chickens in a country like Bangladesh, has food and income. The chicken produces nutritious eggs for own consumption and for sale. The money a family can generates with a few chickens is enough to send their children to school. This is exactly what the 1We Chicken project is all about: the empowerment of the new generation. For only € 5 -the donation of one chicken- you make the difference in the general well-being of an underprivileged Bengali family. A piece of cake for us, a substantial difference for them.
1 cow makes a world of difference
One cow makes a world of difference for a family in Bangladesh. Take the family of Nur Mohammad. Before the donation of the cow Semma, the 50 year old farmer, his wife and their kids lived from the poor yield of rice cultivation. By selling the rice to local shops, they earned just enough money to have the children attend school. With the 1We Cow, which in the meantime has been giving birth to a calf, the family now can generate extra income to let the older kids go to university to make a better start in life.
Better living with good lightning
The use of solar panels and LED lighting in developing countries contributes directly to improved living conditions of the poorest. With the 1We Home Solar project, 1We provides houses in Bangladesh with sustainable lighting, in cooperation with SolarFabriek. The system exists from a solar panel, battery, lamps and a phone charger. With good lightning children can longer do their homework and adults can be more productive in the evening. Moreover, it improves their health and it is good for the environment.
Protect a life with a 1We Blanket
In Bangladesh the cold winters cause hundreds of deaths each year. Where the tropical temperatures in summer rise up to 45°C, they drop just as hard to below 5°C in the winter. Reason for 1We to start the 1We Blanket project last winter. The result: 1,464 blankets. This means that as many people survived the harsh winter. Since the blankets are multi-functional during the whole year, also now donations are more than welcome. For the small amount of € 5 you make the difference between life and death. Give warmth, donate a blanket
Sports for a better start in life
Imagine you were born in a favela in Rio de Janeiro or in a slum in Bangladesh or Kenya. Your only future perspective is a ‘career’ on the streets, as a gang member or a beggar. Unless you get the chance to go to school at a young age in order to start a better future. This is the story behind the 1We Sports Playgrounds, multi-functional playgrounds in underdeveloped areas as a weapon in the fight against poverty. In this way 1We - One World Experience gives children a safe place to play together and be a child again.
Shop for underprivileged talent
The 1We Slum Shop is a concrete tool with which 1We gives talented people the chance to empower themselves. With their own small shop underprivileged people with talent are able to generate a structural income for their whole family. This can be for example a little grocery, a simple optician shop or a bike shop. The owner will be trained and will receive, under guidance, a starting budget in the form of a 1We Credit. As a donator your name will be immortalized on the facade of the 1We Slum Shop.
Women power with cooking shops
In countries like Bangladesh a large part of the population is still living below the poverty line. Since simply surviving is the prime concern, the quality of the food eaten is all too often below par. Especially children and elderly suffer from severe diseases related to bad food. This is partly due to the annual floods and bad harvests, as well as the lack of clean drinking water, knowledge and sufficient income. With the 1We Cooking Shops women get the opportunity to start their own small restaurant.
Mini malls as learning workshops
The 1We Mini Malls are learning workshops in the form of small shopping centres in Bangladesh. These mini malls exists from a range of different shops which will be used as learning workshops. From a grocery to an optician, from a water & energy shop to a small restaurant or a rickshaw workshop. The choice depends on the need in the area. Also thanks to the Dutch Council of Shopping Centres (NRW) the first 1We Mini Mall will be a fact soon. In this way young talented Bengali get the chance to become a retailer.
Smart containers as funky shops
Smart containers as funky, mobile shops. Multi-functional and usable anywhere. These are the 1We Smart Cubes. In this new 1We project shipping containers are transformed into a shop or small restaurant. The transformation takes place in the Netherlands, in cooperation with all kinds of companies. Once they are ready, the container is transported to Bangladesh. This is an ideal and creative solution to a country which is struggling with floods every single year. The 1We Smart Cubes offer people anywhere in Bangladesh to start their own small business. What is your smart solution?
Micro-economy with huge impact
The project 1We Empower Centres embodies everything 1We stands for: (basic) healthcare, education and tools to empower people. The centres are community based, multifunctional and as sustainably as possible. The several units within the buildings can function independently. Combined, they form a power source in the shape of a micro-economy which expands step by step. The modular set-up of the 1We Empower Centres offers you and your company the chance to participate in this unique project.