All is now set for the second outreach series of Aviators Africa Academy (AAA) scheduled to hold on the 30th of August, 2018 in Accra, Ghana.
The outreach programme themed “Unlocking the opportunities in the aviation sector” is aimed at exposing the participating youths to diverse career prospects in aviation and aerospace beyond the traditional aircraft piloting and aerospace engineering.
This is coming on the backdrop of strategic signing of memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Ethiopia Airlines and AAA for sponsorship of the academy outreach programmes to the four walls of the continent; and collaboration between AAA, AviaDev and GH-Aviation for training of the next generation of African aviators.
The event will witness presentations from aviation gurus and moderated by Jon Howell, a cofounder of AAA and founder of AviaDev and Toni Ukachukwu, the founder of Aviators Africa and cofounder of AAA.
It would be recalled that AAA, a social enterprise aimed at bridging the potential shortfall in aviation skilled manpower in Africa based on Boeing and Airbus forecast by inspiring and motivating African youths and children into pursuing career in aviation as well as providing opportunities for internship, aircraft and airport familiarisation tour, was launched in April, 2018 in Lagos. Since then, it has had one outreach session at The University of Cape Town, South Africa with a visit to Ellerton School to supervised the making of paper plane by the students and as well participated in raising funds to feed students who cannot afford it. In addition, it has collaborated with STEM METS to organise an Airbus Foundation sponsored “Little Engineer” workshop programme to a group of selected secondary school students at Charles Lorie French Academy, Lagos, Nigeria.