L'oeil de la Genève Internationale
April 2016

The Eduki Foundation aims to promote awareness of international cooperation. The Foundation provides themed and educational tool packs, organizes visits and meetings with experts and offers an overview of professionals operating in the field of international cooperation. The Eduki Foundation is mainly supported by the Canton of Geneva, the Swiss Confederation and the Foundation pour Genève.

During the 2015-2016 school year, the Eduki Foundation invited students from all over Switzerland to discover the Sustainable Development Goals and to commit to their implementation. Over 1'500 students, between 10 and 19 years old, responded to the call. The participants submitted artistic works, videos and ideas for projects. For this fifth edition of the competition, entitled « Sustainable development goals - Imagine the Switzerland of tomorrow », students have once again demonstrated their creativity and desire to commit themselves to issues that affect them directly: water, health, gender equality and peace.

The award ceremony took place on 22 April 2016 at the Palais des Nations under the high patronage of UNOG Director General. Over 700 people attended the presentation of 31 prizes. They were also able to discover the works of all the students displayed in the Serpent Bar area until April 29. Moreover, the same day, a selection of works was presented at the Plaine de Plainpalais, during the « Geneva celebrates Earth » event organized by the City of Geneva

This work entitled « Poésies humanistes » won the 1st prize in the category Artistic Achievement. 49 pupils of the International School of La Grande Boissière of Geneva have put their interest in our contemporary societies' greatest challenges. Throughout fifty paintings, they have expressed their ethical values, their sense of empathy and citizenship with regards to those who suffer from lack of clean water, conflicts, lack of care and racial or gender discrimination. This magnificent work was unanimously acclaimed by the jury. The list of winners is available at: http://www.eduki.ch/fr/prix2016.php