in Events

Air Mauritius Institute and Airbus Foundation join forces to inspire the young

Posted 1 June 2018 · Add Comment

Air Mauritius Institute and the Airbus Foundation have joined forces to roll out a series of Airbus Little Engineer workshop in Mauritius.

 

Developed by Airbus as a practical method to fuel a passion for innovation amongst students, The Airbus Little Engineer initiative aims at encouraging students between the age of 10 and 16 to understand and embrace technology, and ignite passion that could grow into an exciting career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

The two day workshop took place at the Air Mauritius Institute and welcomed some 50 students from across Mauritius to the exciting world of aviation. The workshop provides a platform for youngsters to familiarise themselves with the assembly of various aircraft parts, and receive a rich understanding of the manufacturing processes of the A380 - the world’s largest passenger aircraft.

“We are very excited to partner with the Airbus Foundation. The Airbus Little Engineer programme fits well into how we at Air Mauritius approach youth development and education,” said Somas Appavou, CEO of Air Mauritius. “We cannot start early enough to introduce children to STEM and kindle their passion – especially for aviation.”

“The Airbus Little Engineer programme helps to facilitate access to STEM skills which are crucial in solving the complex problems of today. I would like to thank Air Mauritius and all partners involved for joining efforts and making this workshop possible in Mauritius,” said Andrea Debbane, Executive Director of the Airbus Foundation.

Since its launch in 2012, the Airbus Little Engineer programme successfully positioned itself as an effective vehicle for discovery-based learning, working to enlighten and empower youth in the areas of science and technology through robotics and aerospace.

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

O.R. Tambo International Airport named ‘Airport of the Year’

O.R Tambo International Airport, South Africa’s biggest and busiest port of entry, was named African Airport of the Year at this week’s Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition. This was the fourth time the airport has won the award.

Krimson marks handling of 150th flight since operations began in 2015

Krimson Aviation, the Ethiopia-based trip planning and flight support company marked the handling of its 150th flight since inception this month.

Aviation Africa: ‘Flying Forward Together’

The chairman of IATA - International Air Transport Association - H.E. Akbar Al Baker, the CEO of Gulf carrier Qatar Airways is planning a hard-hitting message about the future for aviation in the current highly politicised environment

Kenya takes ex-Emirati Fennecs for anti-insurgency ops

The Kenya Air Force (KAF) has taken delivery of nine Eurocopter AS550 Fennec light helicopters from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), writes Jon Lake.

IATA releases 2018 Airline safety performance showing progress in Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents compared to

Airbus certifies A400M Cargo Hold Tanks refuelling unit

Airbus has successfully completed the certification flight tests for the A400M Cargo Hold Tanks (CHT) refuelling unit, taking a new step towards the full certification of the aircraft for air-to-air refuelling operations as a tanker.

Connect MEIA SK1402010519
See us at
AviationAfrica_BT0607280219Connect MEIA BT1402010519AirCargoAFA_BT220318210219AviAssistBT201218280219