What is BLUE WING?
It's a program for everyone to take part in
changing the world.
ANA, the leading Japanese airline that started with just two helicopters,
is changing what it means to fly.
ANA presents BLUE CLASS.
Your flight becomes the wings for borderless Changemakers addressing the challenges of society, and a power for change in the world.
You order a coffee that feels right for you. A flight should be the same. You know there's more to flying than just price and service. When you purchase your ticket on BLUE CLASS, ANA gives 1% of your airfare to Changemakers. You have the power to change the world by simply purchasing flight tickets.
We all know miles are useful for purchasing flight tickets and shopping.
Spending your miles on BLUE WING can be even more meaningful.
Take part in change in the world.
Changemakers are people who defy norms and rules - they are the people who push the boundaries to change the world for good - people with fun and positive attitudes. From health care, architecture, marine conservation, to training, there are varieties of Changemakers tackling world problems in their own unique ways.
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[Wrapping Up the First Workshop in Japan]
The lecturer, Tony Asaro shared some of his thoughts about the event.
“For this Japan debut, we are running 4 workshops aimed at instructors and 2 aimed at parents. In the future, I would love to run one aimed at student athletes as well. The response from participants has been surprisingly far more positive than I had expected. It has also been very vocal and I have really felt the strength of their leadership in their comments. I hope all the participants will go out and share what they have learned with other coaches!”.
ANA BLUE WING supports the work of the Positive Coaching Alliance to instill richness of spirit through sports.
“Positive Coaching Alliance” (PCA) is a coaching style pursuing the double goal of winning and personal development in sports. The founder is Jim Thompson, who was elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2004. On 10th February, the first ever PCA workshop was held in Japan, with flight support from ANA. The event brought together sports coaches and trainers from all over the country who listened intently to a lecture by lecturer Tony Asaro. Going forward, the “Sports Coaching Initiative（NPO) http://sports-coach.jp/” (founder: Kobayashi Tadahiro) plans to leverage PCA to qualitatively further improve the effectiveness of education and leadership skills across the country.
ANA BLUE WING supports their work.
Winter has come again to Nepal. Earthquakes in winter can cause avalanches from the high mountains: a devastating double whammy. Elizabeth and Build Change always carry out their preparatory work before the snow falls, as the photograph shows.
Support ANA BLUE WING and help provide the Nepalese people with a gift they will never forget: earthquake-resistant houses.
[After the hurricane]
Haiti just can't get lucky. Devastated ten years ago by a huge earthquake, last year it was hit by Hurricane Matthew, one of the strongest on record. Natural disasters will continue to hit Haiti, but at least its population can be better protected from them.
Support ANA BLUE WING and help Elizabeth and Build Change to help Haitians reengineer and build storm and earthquake resistant housing. That's a real gift that keeps on giving.
［My Challenge 2: a conversation between two original ANA BLUE WING staff］
Mayu: Why do you think ANA does social projects like BLUE WING?
Kevin: ANA was originally a startup with just two helicopters. It was a tiny venture business. Over the years, we’ve received lots of support and help from all kinds of people in order to grow to become the ANA we know today. Now it is time to return the favor to society!
Mayu: You’ve started a new project, haven’t you?
Kevin: Yes, it is a domestic project called WonderFLY. It uses crowdfunding to help realize innovative product ideas.
Mayu: Wow, that sounds like quite a change from BLUE WING. Is there anything in common between the projects?
Kevin: Both give wings to challengers! We are constantly thinking of ways to help Changemakers, innovators, etc…they are all challengers. I’ll let you know about more developments soon but meanwhile, please support ANA BLUE WING and help these challengers fly!
As Japan's leading global airline, ANA faces social challenges with sincerity and aims at providing "Values only an airline can offer". BLUE WING Program is a collaboration with "Ashoka", the world's biggest Social Entrepreneur network based in the US.
ANA has been ranked "5-STAR" for four consecutive years.
One of Asia's leading airline companies, the ANA Group remains true to its roots, reaching for new challenges as we strive to benefit society and help create a future full of possibilities.
ANA's dedication to excellence underscores our commitment to help tackle global social issues.
*SKYTRAX is a UK-based consultancy for the air transport
industry and is know for its Airline Star Ranking.
Ashoka was founded in 1980 to support social entrepreneurs, who innovative ideas transform social systems at a grassroots level. Since then, we have identified and cultivated thousands of entrepreneurs with unique global-scale solutions to urgent social problems. We offer professional support services and connections to a global social entrepreneurs' network now spanning 89 countries.
Our ultimate goal is to foster an "Everyone A ChangemakerTM" world - encouraging citizens to not just rely on their governments or nonprofits, but to take the initiative in tackling social problems and building a better world.