In 2016, Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the world with its renowned colour and excitement. At the heart of it all will be the people who give the city life. That’s why OMEGA is dedicated to giving them something back.

With just 12 months until the Olympic Games begin, OMEGA is marking the official countdown with their support of 12 "Social Action" projects within the host city. In partnership with the charity Viva Rio, the monthly projects will directly improve community spaces and education centres around Rio de Janeiro, and aim to help thousands of young people and their families.

By focusing on this demographic, the overall result will be one of long-term impact. From the earliest stages of a child's life, it will plant the seeds for a better future and create a legacy that will continue long after the Games have finished.