Aviators Africa Academy trains little engineers

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The partnership between Aviators Africa Academy (AAA) and Airbus Foundation has started yielding fruit towards inspiring the next generation in aviation and aerospace in Africa.

Group picture of little engineers and Toni Ukachukwu of Aviators Africa Academy

2nd July 2018, the aviation outreach plane of AAA in collaboration with STEM METS Resources through the support of Airbus Foundation, landed on the runway of Charles Lorie French Academy in Festac, Lagos, Nigeria for Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) workshop programme.

Presentation session

Resource persons from STEM METs Resources and AAA delivered two presentation on teamwork building process, and creative and design thinking, two important skills required to succeed in aviation and aerospace career, to the participating students. Thereafter, the students were guided on two practical session to demonstrate all that they were taught.

Teamwork activities

Brainstorming and Creative thing exercise

The founder of Aviators Africa Academy, Toni Ukachukwu, gave appreciation to Airbus Foundation and STEM METS Resources for partnering and collaborating with AAA towards organising programme of this nature.

“We thanked Airbus Foundation for providing resources and logistics towards the success of our outreach aimed at stimulating young African youth to take career path in aviation and aerospace towards bridging the forecasted manpower shortfall in Africa aviation industry in 20 years time “, Ukachukwu said.

 

Toni Ukachukwu, founder Aviators Africa Academy

It would be recalled that AAA was launched at Lagos, Nigeria in April, 2018 and its maiden outreach was held at University of Cape Town, and Ellerton school in Cape Town, South Africa in collaboration with Aviation Development Conference (AviaDev) in June, 2018.

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