About Wings of Hope Our Story and Vision The Wings of Hope story is a simple one: making a difference to those less fortunate than yourself. I was very fortunate to have grown up with parents who were always giving and sharing what they had. My father, a Civil Engineer, was passionate about Maths and English. He would give up his weekends to teach children whose parents worked in low paid jobs including clerks, drivers and cleaners. My mother was always sharing food and money. This had a profound effect on me, and I suppose in a way was the basis of setting up this charity. My husband and I truly believe that education is the key to getting children out of the poverty trap. We are proud to invest our time and energies in making a difference to the lives of these disadvantaged children. The Wings of Hope Achievement Awards is making a difference to our very own British school children by recognising, rewarding and ripening their skills. Once again, we are very proud to have made a difference to over 32,500 students in more than 420 schools all over Britain over the last thirteen years. All this would not be possible without the help and support of so many individuals and organisations, for which we are very grateful. Best wishes and thank you for your continued support, Co-founders of the Wings of Hope Children's Charity: Mrs Rajni and Dr R. Sriram The Wings of Hope is a London based charity, providing education and support for underprivileged children around the world. We are an international children's charity working to provide free education for children in the developing world. We are not affiliated with any religious or political organisation. We run school projects in India, Malawi, and here in the UK. Our social enterprise programme WOHAA supports underprivileged children in India and Malawi at the same time as developing the skills and ambitions of secondary and Sixth Form students in the UK. Our Mission The Wings of Hope charity believes in the transformative power of education. Our primary aim is to provide our UK students, particularly those at a socio-economic disadvantage, with the opportunity to learn key transferrable skills, to access relevant and impartial careers advice, and to grow and nurture their confidence, independence and sense of social responsibility. Our secondary aim is to open up opportunities for the poor and underprivileged children we support in India and Malawi, by providing them with a free education. We believe these aims are a valued contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as part of achieving Goal Number 4 'Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all'.The Sustainable Development Goals are an initiative begun in 2015 by the United Nations which have shifted our interpretation of development from simply getting bigger and richer, to thinking how all parts of the world can work together to achieve long-lasting and responsible progress in areas such as education, health, but also environmental sustainability. There are 17 goals which range from Goal Number 1 'Ending Poverty' to Goal Number 13 'Climate Action' and even Goal Number 17 'Building Partnerships for the Goals'. The aim is to achieve these goals by 2030 in order to build a better planet for everyone living here.