On Saturday, June 4, 2022, WoH held its SDG School Champion Challenge 2022 final event, with 12 schools participating. As part of WoH’s SDG Awareness goal, schools were allowed to participate in a school champion project competition where they had to develop a Sustainable project plan with one or more of the SDGs as their primary goal for their schools.
A total of 12 Sustainable project plans were handed to the WoH team by the schools, including Colegio Bon Bini, St. Paulus School, Scol Paso Pa Futuro, EPB San Nicolas, Scol Practico Pa Ofishi St. Cruz, Graf von Zinzendorf School, John Wesley College, Nos Fortalesa Montessori School, Colegio Laura Wernet-Paskel, Colegio Pastoor Kranwinkel, Colegio Sagrado Curason and UNESCO (Colegio Hilario Angela, Prinses Amalia School-Basis, Edu Campus, International School of Aruba). A group of industry professionals carefully reviewed the 12 Sustainable project plans.. At the final event, all schools had to give their final 8-minute pitch to the judges to complete their score.
In the presence of AAA’s CEO, Mr. Joost Meijs and AAA’s WoH Team, UNESCO officially received the winning prize of AWG 20,000.00 by AAA’s Wings of Hope to successfully execute their Sustainable project plan. Grant Thornton Aruba also proudly presented the 2nd place winner Scol Practico Pa Ofishi St. Cruz (SPO) with AWG 1,000.00. ACE Firm Engineering presented the 3rd place winner John Wesley College with AWG 500.00.
AAA WoH recognizes the importance of Sustainability and its Corporate Social Responsibility toward the Aruban Community. It looks forward to continue to include students and the Community in projects. Hence, it creates awareness of the importance of sustainable practices while encouraging all to embrace changes to create a better and more sustainable future.