South Africa, Cape Town

27/1-9/3 2018

Surf & Skate

WINGS Foundation has supported SAVE Foundation with 50,856 SEK ($6,100* USD) to their Surf & Skate charity programs, which has been spent to buy 15x surfboards and 5x skateboards. The aim of these programs is to give the children from the township Dunoon a better alternative after school, than a dangerous, violent community. 

"My name is Rowen and I'm from the township called Dunoon. It's not good growing up there because it can turn kids like us into gangsters. Surfing is important to me because it gives me a great experience in life."

Imagine sitting at home in a dangerous township, where after 19.00, things get really ugly. Knives and drugs are common. You live in a shack with no real way to lock your door and sometimes you hear the sound of gunshots through the night. All of the sudden, someone sets your house on fire. This is what happened to Kyle, pictured below. He is 12 years old. His home burned to the ground and he lost everything. A bed to sleep in, identification, school uniform, underwear; the list goes on. Nothing left. His family asked the principal of his school to reach out for help and he did. But no one answered. Except WINGS and SAVE. Our hearts were torn to pieces and we joined forces to prepare a big care-package consisting of everything that the family needs, from a new school uniform for Kyle, to blankets for him and his family. WINGS also went over budget to purchase brand new beds and accessories as they were all sleeping on the chilling ground. We used the strength of our WINGS for a single child. Because we believe that if we change the life of one, we have changed the world entire.


Uganda, Fort Portal

10/3-13/4 2018

WINGS Water Station

WINGS Foundation have donated 42.236 SEK (6.501 AUD) to African Volunteer Aid & ASTCF in order to build a water station that filtrates dirty water into clean, drinkable water for 4.000~ people. A natural spring of water comes into a 5.000 liter tank where we have put several layers of different materials to filtrate the water from the bottom and up. All of the materials are natural, meaning no chemicals added and it still takes away 99,9% of the bacteria. There is one tap for normal use and one outlet releases water in case the tank gets full. As the water is heavy to carry, we built a staircase for the locals to utilize. We also hosted our first volunteer team for more than 53.724 SEK (over 6.500 USD). For our efforts, we have been honored and endorsed by the government of Uganda.

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Ghana, Greater Accra Region

14/4-27/5 2018

IVHQ Support

WINGS Foundation has started our relationship with IVHQ by assisting their projects with photography, feedback and hands on contributions. IVHQ is the biggest volunteer abroad organization in the world, having hosted over 90.000 volunteers since 2007 in over 40+ destinations. We are proud to have them as our official partner for this project and to join forces with them for a greater impact. In the rural communities of Ghana, we supported six different programs - Agriculture, Childcare, Construction, Medical Care, Sports & Teaching. 

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Portugal, Lisbon

4/6-1/7 2018

IVHQ Support

WINGS Foundation has continued to work on our partnership with IVHQ and we are very thankful for the ripple effect we create together with them. We have supported both local organizations and IVHQ with content creation for three programs - Food Rescue, Eco Diving and Youth Support. We chose Portugal because we want to do the hardest thing possible - challenge the attitude of the industry. In your eyes, is charity "only" about helping the poor in Africa or the refugees crossing the sea..? Or is charity a lifestyle, where you simply care about others? WINGS is different to any other organization that we know of. Humanitarian work is not about the rich helping the poor. It's about a person helping another but it is much more mutual than how charity is normally portrayed in first world countries. We are no better. But together, we can make the planet into a better place for all. WINGS are bringing all these stories back to Sweden and other first world countries for the younger generation to interpret and to react to. That's where we believe we will make the biggest change possible.

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Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

2/7-29/7 2018

Street Children

At one of our partner schools in Sweden, Tibble Gymnasium, a youth company named WINGS Youth fundraised 8.750 SEK (1.000~ USD) during a school year and donated towards our cause in Rio de Janeiro. For these funds, we have utilized the power of education and football to keep children off the violent streets in the favela Cantagalo. We purchased 45 backpacks for 45 kids, each containing: 10 pencils, 1 notebook, 1 pencil case, 1 pencil sharpener, 3 erasers, 1 pen and a translated letter in Portuguese. We also donated 7 footballs, 50 water bottles and a football net. It was all completed with the help of Danielle, Nikola, EduMais, Diana and William.

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Argentina, Córdoba

30/7-19/8 2018

IVHQ Support

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Paposo, Chile

27/8-2/9 2018

Construction

WINGS worked together with EFTG, a local organization based in Taltal, Chile. We funded a renovation of a public square and a lookout point in a remote community called Paposo.

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Peru, Cusco

10/9-30/9 2018

IVHQ Support

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Guatemala, Antigua

1/10-14/10 2018

Children’s Home

WINGS worked together with Casa Guatemala, a children’s home for up to 300 kids. We sponsored a renovation for their facilities, a brand new stove for their kitchen and we planted fruit trees.

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 El Salvador, San Salvador

22/10-4/11 2018

Save the Children

Read more here.

Mexico, Merida

5/11-25/11 2018

IVHQ Support

Will be updated shortly.

Indonesia

3/12-16/12 2018

IVHQ Support

Will be updated shortly.

 

Philippines

17/12-6/1 2019

IVHQ Support

Will be updated shortly.

 

India, Dharamsala

7/1-27/1 2019

IVHQ Support

Will be updated shortly.

 

Nepal, Tolka

30/1-27/2 2019

WINGS Sports & IT

Our Founder David has worked in this remote village in the Himalayas before, for a total of 5 months. He has raised all of the funds necessary to build a library which the villagers named after him. We partnered up with Kevingeskolan in Sweden and raised $5.000~ USD. For these funds, WINGS Foundation will establish a sport station and an IT-department in connection to the same school that was granted the library.