Aruba Airport Authority N.V.’s (AAA) “Wings of Hope” (woh) together with Grant Thornton Aruba organized a seminar on Saturday March 26, 2022, for schools that will be competing in woh’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) School Champion Challenge 2022.
A total of 16 schools participated in the SDG School Champion Challenge seminar 2022. The seminar program was filled with various presentations, valuable tips, and necessary tools to prepare a solid Sustainable project plan and a friendly SDG competition. For the first part of the seminar, Grant Thornton Aruba gave a presentation on United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals followed by AAA’s woh presentation on a total of 3 projects completed in 2020, 4 projects completed in 2021 and a total of 6 ongoing and planned projects for 2022.
During the second part of the seminar, Grant Thornton Aruba provided the schools with a solid Sustainable project plan and budget presentation explaining how this should be filled out and what are the most important points to consider. To complete the seminar, the schools were mixed up and groups were created for a friendly SDG competition. Each group had 30 minutes to come up with a Sustainable project plan using a specific budget and choosing 1 or more sdgs as their focus. At the end of the time allocated, each group had to present their Sustainable project plan to the woh team, Grant Thornton Aruba, and SDG Aruba.
AAA’s woh team, Grant Thornton Aruba and SDG Aruba were very impressed by each group’s creativity, choice of sdgs for their Sustainable project plan, allocation of budget and overall grasp of the concept. The schools were very excited and ready to start working on their Sustainable project plan to be submitted to woh by May 13, 2022, where the winning school will receive AWG 20,000.00 to execute their plan.
AAA woh and Grant Thornton Aruba are very happy with the attendance of the schools to the SDG School Champion Challenge seminar 2022 and are certain that with the presentations and necessary tools received, the schools will deliver a solid Sustainable project plan to woh.