ASA Fundraising & Events

Forthcoming Events:

Tues. 19 November from 19:00-21:00 - Raising Multilingual Children - a talk by Joy Pénard, speech & language Pathologist at Ahead With English, Gartengasse 18, Riehen.  For parents & professionals.

Cost CHF 15 payable at the door. 

Places are limited so please register using the link:

If you wish to pay for your event before the evening then you can pay direct to ASA using internet banking with the following information

A STEP AHEAD (ASA), 4104 Oberwil BL

IBAN CH42 0900 0000 6105 4707 2 - Konto: 61-54707-2

Bank: PostFinance, BIC: POFICHBEXXX

Please state the event you wish to attend in the message line.

You still need to register for the event you wish to attend from the link above.


Saturday night Quiz Night in Leymen - 21 September 2019

A super night was had by all at the L'Ange Restaurant in Leymen - with tricky questions, delicious food and a fun competitive atmosphere! 

Thank you to all those who bravely came to pit their wits against fellow teams and who gave very generously too.

We raisied at least 1,300 CHF - Incredible!

Huge thank you to Sjoukje and Claire for organising, to Richard our Quiz master for keeping us all in order and to the friendly staff at L'Ange.

We'd like to make this an annual event - so look out for the next quiz night!

Thursday evening event 29 November 2018 at Ahead With English school, Therwil


with Joy Pénard, a trained speech-language pathologist

Thank you to Joy for giving us a fascinating insight into the research and findings of

multilingualism in children.

Thank you also to those who came and asked such interesting questions - a very

informative and enjoyable evening which helped raise money for ASA too!

A must go to when Joy talks again for us - highly recommend for all parents!

Craft & Chat 6 November 2018 at Ahead With English school in Therwil

hosted by Pallavi Roe

Over 25 people came and made beautiful Holiday cards and enjoyed Mulled wine and

a wonderful Apéro supplied by our super supporters!

Thank you to Pallavi and her helpers for providing some great creative ideas to

inspire us and raise money for ASA.

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Afternoon Tea and Tour at Kloster Mariastein - Saturday 28th April 2018

With beautiful weather, wonderful company and the generosity of the helpers, bakers, musicians, Father Armin and the monastery and of course all who came and bought tickets, this latest fundraising event was another success!

Special Thank Yous to:

Father Armin, Lisa Falcigno, Sophie's Cupcakes and to the Musicians: Dimitri Gamboni, Yann Hauri and Emil Schuler.  Also to all our helpers and those behind the scenes.

November 2017

Sponsored Spelling Event by Ahead With English school

The whole school participated in a sponsored spell event, collecting money for every correctly spelt word the children had learned.

The school raised a FANTASTIC total of 4,303.90 chf for ASA!

A big thank you to the children, teachers, friends and families of the school for their hard work and generosity in making this such a successful fundraiser.

A wonderful example of children helping other children through education.


BASAID awarded ASA a grant in May of 2017 to buy furniture supplies and school materials for our English classroom at the UMPMRS Daycare center in the Rocinha favela of Rio de Janeiro.

Thank you for your support BASAID!!

Afternoon Tea and Tour at Kloster Mariastein - Saturday 18th March 2017

We'd like to say a big Thank You to all those who came to this event and helped us to make it so special.  We understand many of you were disappointed not to be able to come as we had limited places only - we are sorry but please keep checking our events page for new upcoming fundraisers!




We raised 2,000 CHF !!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Fundraising Dinner with Capoeira and Caipirinhas was a great success.

With your support and very generous donations we managed to raise over 6,000 chf !

This is enough to fund our current project in Rio for over 6 months.

If you weren't able to attend please make a donation.

Friday, June 24th 2016

Children's Fun Activity Parcour at Kids Camp International School

We had lots of fun with our Activity Parcour and a huge thanks to the children for collecting and telling jokes to raise money for us too!

Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Reinach

Caipirinhas and pão de queijo

at the ISB International Fair.

Thank you to everyone who visited and supported our stand at the ISB Fair on Saturday.  Also a big Thank you to Lima for making incredible Caipirinhas all day long!

We made money and new friends for ASA too.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Children's Fun Activity Parcour

at Ahead With English School

10 year anniversary celebration.

The children had lots of fun knocking cans over among other activites.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fundraising Auction


Our Auction highlighted the FUN in FUNdraising with live music, an apéro, and light-hearted bidding on some fabulous items – including a one-year subscription to Basel Life Magazine, paintings by local artists, tickets to the Basel Symphony, Pathé Movie Theaters, an FCB game, cooking classes, Polish Pottery and much, much more.  


Thank you to our generous donors!!!

Thank you to our generous guests!!! 

Thank you to Ahead With English for paying the rental fee for the Aula and for sponsoring the apéro!!! 

With your help we raised CHF 7,000 and all of these funds will be used in Rio de Janeiro to benefit the children in Rocinha.

Some of the beautiful items that were donated to the auction.

Handwoven shawl and scarves by Maria Sachs.

Oil on canvas painting by Marianne Steiner.

May 2015 at the International School of Basel, Switzerland


Children had a great time painting works of art on rocks and trying their luck at hitting the target on the catapult to win a chocolate kiss.

IBAN: CH42 0900 0000 6105 4707 2

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