Yaapa Founder receives Commonwealth Point of Light Award

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has recognised Fadimatou Noutchemo Simo, representing Cameroon as the 107th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional voluntary service creating opportunities for young people in aviation.

Fadimatou is the founder of the Young African Aviation Professional Organisation (YAAPA), which supports girls and underprivileged children in rural areas forge careers in aviation.

Founded in 2014, YAAPA has helped over ten thousand young people, hosting career events, visits and mentorship programmes where young people can meet professionals in the industry.

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