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Why do WOHAA?

The Wings of Hope Achievement Award is a programme 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.

As students, there are a number of benefits to doing WOHAA:

Enhance your CV

Even if you have just entered year 9, it is never too early to start thinking about building your CV. Participation in WOHAA can prove you have leadership skills, you are able to management your time, work in a team amongst many others.

UCAS

Those of you who have hit Year 12 may now be understanding the importance of extra-curricular activities in writing your personal statement as part of your UCAS application.  WOHAA can provide something a little different to talk about that can really impress universities, whatever course you are applying for. 

International Baccalaureate – CAS

For those of you studying for the IB Diploma, WOHAA is a perfect fit for the CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) component of the programme.

Speed Mentoring

WOHAA’s flagship event, Speed Mentoring takes place around January or February each year. It is an opportunity to meet young professionals from a range of different industries, such as Law, Medicine, PR and Technology to name but a few. The event is FREE to attend for all WOHAA participants. Click here for more information.

Skills Workshops

WOHAA participants get FREE access to industry skills workshops which we regularly organise with our corporate sponsors. We also come into schools to hold workshops about the WOHAA skills we aim to develop such as leadership, technology and finance. To see our upcoming industry skills workshops, click here.

Trip to India

The winning WOHAA team each year wins an expenses paid trip to India to visit the school we support, and have the experience of a lifetime. If you take part in WOHAA and give it your all, you’ll be in with a shot of winning.

Work Experience

Even if you don’t win the top prize, all of our runners-up receive work experience placements with our corporate sponsors. Many of these are top UK employers such as Tata Consultancy Services, Boots, Saatchi & Saatchi and Edleman PR.

Transferrable Skills

WOHAA aims to develop transferrable skills – these are skills that you can use in any job, or in any thing that you choose to pursue in life. The WOHAA transferrable skills we focus on are leadership, project planning & management, communication, entrepreneurship, budgeting & finance management, and technical skills (helping you use online and computers to your advantage!)

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Participating in WOHAA allows you to use it as part of your DofE volunteering qualification.  So if you are  doing DofE – Bronze, Silver or Gold, you can use your WOHAA project as hours spent on Volunteering.

The Diana Award

Through participation in WOHAA, all deserving participants will be nominated to this Award.  This prestigious award holds the legacy of the late Princess Diana as she believed that young people had the power to change the world.   Nominations will be sent to the Diana Award on submission of your snapshots project.

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