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Mrs Krupali sky dives for the Wings of Hope

The Wings of Hope would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Krupali who recently completed a sky dive and raised money for the Wings of Hope.

It was out of the blue that Mrs Krupali decided to do a sky dive for charity. She wanted to give something back to society and thought that the Wings of Hope cause and mission was a worthy one. Not only did Mrs Krupali want to help others she wanted to prove to her family and friends that she could perform a dare devilling sky dive.

So the Wings of Hope would like to extend a big thank you to Mrs Krupali for raising so much money to help poor and orphaned children in India and Malawi.


Wings of Hope are offering free assemblies to schools

Wings of Hope are offering free assembly presentations at schools!

WOHAA video

The Wings of Hope team are currently taking bookings to visit school assemblies. We would be delighted to come and tell students all about our Wings of Hope Achievement Award scheme (WOHAA) which is a completely free social enterprise scheme offered to students in years 9 – 13.

The students (in teams of 6) are challenged to fundraise in lots of wonderfully wacky ways – the more creative and innovative the better! Along the way, all students have the opportunity to attend skills workshops with our corporate partners to provide them with insight into different industries and help them think about their own careers.

Teams are then shortlisted to present their achievements at the House of Lords in front of a panel of esteemed judges, including Sir David Jason from Only Fools and Horses and Executive Directors from our corporate supporters.

The winners of the 6 awards on offer will then be announced at our glitzy award ceremony at Wembley Stadium. The overall first prize is an incredible, all-expenses-paid trip to India to visit one of our international projects! This is a fantastic opportunity that makes this award scheme completely unique – young people have a chance to see the whole charitable process from start to finish, from raising the funds to seeing where it is spent. Other prizes include work experience placements with our corporate partners. What’s more, students are eligible to apply for the WOHAA bursary to help them fund their further education.

The scheme fits in perfectly with PSHE, citizenship, CoPE, DofE volunteering, CAS section of the IB, the AQA Baccalaureate and more!

  • Are you a teacher or student who wants us to visit your school? Book an assembly!
  • Does your school specialise in Business and Enterprise, with no budget to do so? Then we are for you! There is no cost to you or the students at any point!
  • Are you a student who wants to sign up? Register now!
  • Are you a corporate partner who could offer work experience or skills workshops? Contact us!

Kind support from the Rotary Club of Northwick Park

Kind support from the Rotary Club of Northwick Park

On 18th May 2011, Mrs Rajni Sriram (Wings of Hope Co-founder and C.E.O), went to visit the Rotary Club of Northwick Park. Rajni gave a heartfelt speech about the Wings of Hope and WOHAA, and inspired the rotary club to get more involved with us in the future.

Rotary Club

Rajni pictured with…

Rajni talked to the club about the programmes in India, Malawi and the UK and impressed them with our programmes to give children a chance of a career that will take them out of poverty. The Rotary club have very generously donated to support children in India and Malawi, and we are looking forward to developing this wonderful partnership in the future.


WOHAA for Student

WOHAA for student

WOHAA is a scheme offered to UK students that enables you and your friends to be creative in managing your own wacky events all in the name of charity!

WOHAA is a unique challenge for students that not only helps you to develop skills needed beyond the academic arena, but also provides an opportunity to make a direct and long lasting difference on the lives of children in the developing world!


WOHAA winners return from trip to India

The Wing of Hope Achievement Award winners of 2011 have just returned from a fantastic trip of a lifetime to Chennai in Southern India. This year two teams took the trip to India; team ‘Evolution’ consisting of 3 boys from 3 schools (ACS International School, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and Merchant Taylor’s School) and Team ‘Light Side of the Moon’ made of 6 boys from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in London.

Team Evolution’s award winning ideas included a dinner dance and fashion show, trick or treating, snow shovelling and tutoring to name a few! Light Side of the Moon organised a dinner dance, walked 15 miles in shorts, socks and sandles, and, if that wasn’t enough walking, they were also sponsored to walk on broken glass!

Shivankit Hora, Karan Gupta and Amar Sehgal from team Evolution jetted off with Anand Dhamecha, Rikin Shah, Paras Shah, Rohit Bhatia, Tej Malde and Vishaal Patel from Light Side of the Moon to Chennai in August. They were accompanied with the co-founders of Wings of Hope, Mrs Rajni Sriram and Dr Sri Ram.

Travel to India The boys had the chance to teach India children about life in London and Britain, showing them pictures from books and personal photographs. The boys taught students of all ages and their classes were packed with fun and entertaining activities for the children, as the boys designed and lead lessons themselves.

Travel to India One of the winners, Shivankit Hora, said,

“We’re here in India in the school and it is really amazing. I did not expect it to be like this – it’s really, really big and beautifully decorated and all the children here are so enthusiastic about learning and education. I would recommend WOHAA because it’s the children’s way of giving back to other children around the world.”

Travel to India In Chennai the Boys were very privileged to meet the Deputy High Commissioner of Britain, Mr. Mike Nithavrianakis, for Tea! The Deputy High Commissioner was very impressed by their achievements and gave them the benefits of working for and linking up with India as it is an up and coming country with a lot of scope for the future.

Whilst in Delhi, the Boys once again had the opportunity to meet the Minister from the Ministry of Indian Overseas. Once again a huge array of refreshments were provided and the opportunity for a photo shoot.

Here are further comments from Paras Shah:

“Overall, this trip was fantastic, and a real eye-opener for all involved. The experience we gained in teaching and interacting with the kids was invaluable, and taught us to appreciate everything we have. It made me realise the importance of education, and how it is desperately needed all around the globe. I can also understand how hard it is to be a teacher! It was great to see the work Wings of Hope are doing out there, and I recommend the achievement award to all future hopefuls! “


Supporters run 10k for Wings of Hope

Supporters run 10k for Wings of Hope

On Sunday 10th July, a fantastic team of 7 runners (pictured) took part in the London 10k Run to raise funds and awareness for Wings of Hope. The runners’ combined distance would have taken them all the way to Brighton! Congratulations and a special thanks to everyone who took part – it was a great success and everyone who took part successfully completed the race. Pictured from left to right, Smruti Sriram, Jane Hodgens, Valveer Pandher, Rajni Sriram (Co-founder), Dr Sri Ram (Co-founder), Prashant Vora and Kate Jones.

The funds raised will go towards supporting our education projects in India and Malawi. If you are interested in participating in a Wings of Hope challenge event, do email us on helen@thewingsofhope.org


Clare is our superhero!

Clare is our superhero!

On 15th May, Clare Wright donned her cape (normally saved for formal events and her world-saving missions) to run a fantastic 5km route in Regents Park, London. Her kind friends at the Lancaster London sponsored her to take part and she managed to raise a whopping £320!! That will pay for a child’s education for over 2 years!

Thank you very much for taking part and well done!

If this sounds like something you are interested in, please get in touch. Email helen@thewingsofhope.org or call on 020 8438 1598. No previous experience is required, and the spirit of the event is ‘taking part’ not ‘winning’ so you can run, walk, hop, skip, jump – you decide!