ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V.’s (AAA) “Wings of Hope” (WoH) is proud to continue contributing to the Aruban Community in 2022.
Sustainability is one of AAA’s strategic pillars, being a guiding principle for the company. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are anchored in the purpose, vision, values, and strategies of the organization. WoH’s 2022 goals are based on five of the SDGs: No Hunger, Education, Awareness, Environment/Sustainable Airport Community, and Partnership.
This year, a total of 50 families will receive assistance through food vouchers once a month from January until December 2022, which will be distributed by the Directorate of Social Affairs (DSZ) as part WoH’s Hunger goal.
As part of the Education goal, 50 students will receive assistance with their Back-to-school uniforms and supplies and 40 students will receive assistance with their yearly school fee.
For WoH’s Awareness goal, public schools will have the chance to participate in a school project champion competition, where they will need to provide a sustainable project plan with one of the SDGs as their primary goal. The winning school will receive AWG 20,000.00 to execute their plan.
As part of the Environment/Sustainable Airport Community goal, WoH will involve the airport community partners in a beach cleanup and SDG awareness walk/run of which all proceeds will go towards the projects of 2 foundations.
As a special Senior recognition project, WoH will partner up with a senior home and together plan a project or activity for 2022.
The Partnership goal will include a media campaign to create a local awareness for the SDGs and WoH in general.
“Our primary focus remains our direct contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set by the United Nations. Wings of Hope has positively contributed to the Aruban Community through its various projects which is certainly an accomplishment and a reason to be proud of. Through WoH, AAA hopes to positively influence other companies to also take a step towards making a difference and assisting those who need it most whilst working towards a more sustainable approach”, said Director Health, Safety and Sustainability and WoH leader Angeline Flemming.