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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.

 

 

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