Donors in action for ROKPA

There is no better way of supporting ROKPA than to combine one’s own passion with fundraising.

You love running marathons – why not let yourself be motivated with a contribution for a good cause? You enjoy painting – why don’t you auction off your artwork to benefit people in need?

Or you could raise funds on special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or weddings. By request, we are happy to deliver information materials and pay-in slips for your special day.

Become inspired by the examples of fundraising events of our fantastic donors listed below.

Support ROKPA as a company

With Himalayatrek, his travel company, Roger Hess offers small groups tailor made tours through Nepal and other regions of the Himalayas with plenty of local color. Each time he and his clients stay at ROKPA Guest House, he donates 100 Swiss Francs per group member to ROKPA Projects.

Support ROKPA through Trekking in Nepal >

Bow Tie Art campaign in Zurich

A fundraising event for ROKPA – the designer and social educator Ursina Vogt realized that the naked sculptures of women in Zurich have deserved a worthy piece of fabric. She made 55 ties and auctioned them off at the beginning of 2017, with all proceeds benefitting the planned expansion of the ROKPA Women’s Workshop in Kathmandu. In the end, the total amount of the donation reached the staggering sum of 8‘080 Swiss Francs!

Sale of handmade puppets

Marlis Lüscher started a group which, under her leadership, makes puppets in accordance with the pedagogy of Rudolf Steiner – the so-called Wal-Ro puppets. The complete proceeds benefit orphaned children as well as those from poorest families in the Tibetan areas of China.

With the sales of the puppets, thousands of Swiss Francs per year can be donated to ROKPA.

Support ROKPA with the purchase of a Wal-Ro puppet >

Do something good and healthy for your birthday

Have your birthday present be donations to ROKPA: ROKPA donor Silvia Schweizer thought this was a great idea and put it successfully into practice in 2017.

«A friend gave me the idea: instead of birthday presents, organise a fundraiser for a charitable institution. Delighted, I translated it into action: in this way, I could give the joy of being presented with a gift to people who may not have been as lucky in their lives as me.

During the birthday party, which consisted of an open door day on the birthday itself as well as a winter weekend in Schwarzwald in the company of a few good friends, the idea was very well received. In order to give my guests a choice between cash and pay-in slip, I set up a donations box and also distributed ROKPA flyers with pay-in slips. In the end, we were able to raise a substantial sum of 1'350 Swiss Fancs, which gives me great joy!

Students help students

Getting to school for children in the Tibetan areas of China is now also possible thanks to school children from Switzerland.

After a ROKPA workshop about the topic of „Helping“, just before Christmas 2016, made many small artworks were made by the students of the Montessori school in Zurich, which they then could sell during a bazaar. The parents and school friends were acquainted with ROKPA’s work with a lovely concert and a garden celebration. The proceeds as well as many generous donations could be used by ROKPA for its many projects. A heartfelt thank you to the children and their teachers for their fantastic engagement.

On the Road for ROKPA

An incredible expedition for three young men from England: In the summer of 2013, Johnny, Bertie and Geordie travelled 15,000 km from England to Mongolia in a small car. The idea behind it: raising funds for ROKPA.

An audacious exploit for a good cause that raised around 16,000 Swiss francs for ROKPA!