Wings of Hope

Date of past event:

1st December 2017

Report:

The Wings of Hope Achievement Award (WOHAA) is a social enterprise programme for students in years 9-13. This nationally recognised competition sees students organise activities and projects whilst developing key transferable skills.

Students work in small groups of no more than 6, to fundraise in innovative and creative ways. Wings of Hope help’s students to develop skills, which they demonstrate in the fundraising events and projects that they carry out.

The Wings of Hope Achievement Award is a programme which has been running for 12 years, in over 420 schools in the UK.

  • WOHAA is designed to recognise and reward student fundraising, and community spirit, whilst allowing students to ripen key transferable skills in communication, teamwork, leadership, philanthropy, and entrepreneurialism.
  • Over 30,000 students have taken part in WOHAA, and all funds raised go to supporting the educations of underprivileged children in India and Malawi.
  • The programme is open to 14-18 year olds, and they are mentored throughout their 3-6 month programme by top young professionals.
  • The charity hosts a number of events designed to support the students, Semi-finals at the House of Lords, Speed Mentoring, CV workshops, Accelerator Days. Winners of the programme get to go to India to teach at one of the charity schools.
  • Some of the mentors are from the BBC, the Bank of England, Kiss 100, Edelman, Topshop, London Fashion Week, London Business School, Goldman Sachs, Imperial College and various professional lawyers, doctors, vets, dentists and economists.
  • Students doing Duke of Edinburgh, or IB can use WOHAA as part of their community service requirements.

Wings of Hope presented to various student groups in schools across the country including within the SSLP.

info@thewingsofhope.org
www.thewingsofhope.org
020 8438 1598

short 4 minute video shares some of the very positive student feedback from over the years.