Experts share experiences with students at AviaDev Africa Outreach 2019


It was a day of impartation and motivation as 13 speakers at the 4th AviaDev Conference shared their career-boosting stories with students of the Luhlaza high school science students physical sciences & Joe Slovo high school – Khayelitsha in Western Cape Province of South Africa.

From airport /cargo cleaner to becoming the regional Vice President head of an Airline Group to people without no interest whatsoever in taking up major positions in the aviation sector, upstarts got inspired.

The students numbering Over 100 had the privilege of interacting and listening to industry captains who have made it in the sector and wanted to impact these students.

Jon Howell Managing Director of AviaDev Africa delivering his welcome address

The thirteen speakers came from diverse backgrounds in the aviation sector. From pilots, media, airport directors, aviation service managers, media among others.

Professional and industry players took turns to share their unique stories and encouraged the students to aim higher and they can be there.

The students listening attentively to the speakers at the outreach program

Welcoming the AviaDev Team to the school, the headmistress of the school. Madam Ms Unati Booi said, she was very grateful for the organizers for choosing to run the training and speak with the students. She added that, it was the first in the history of the school and was confident it is going a long way to impact their academics and carrier choices.

students building their paper planes during the competition

The Managing Director of AViaDev Africa and co founder of Aviators Africa in his address said, it was joy to be bringing aviation professionals together to discuss aviation development on the continent but the real impact of their long term goal was to leave an impact at the destination and opportunities like these help shape the future and create new generation of aviation professionals.

Jon observed that, working with local and international partners was a delight and look forward to a longer partnership.

Founder of AmaQawe NgeMfundo ,Fanelwa Ajayi, who was instrumental in the organization of the outreach said, the aim was to offer such platforms to help the students be inspired and work towards attaining their goals in finding career in the aviation sector. She expressed appreciation to AviaDev and GFPA Foundation for helping to put the event together and choosing the Khayelitsha Community.

Rolls Royce Marketing Director for Middle East, Africa and Central Asia Jason Sutcliffe donated 3D engines to the school to help them in their course work.

Rolls Royce presenting the SD Engines to the headmistress of the school

Twenty model planes sponsored by Embraer were given out to winners of the airplane making competition.

Click to view the Full Album of the outreach


Related Posts


Follow Us