“Inform, connect, motivate and inspire the next generation of aviation and space leaders in Africa”
To close the gender gap in the STEM field and encourage more girls to enter the field, W & A has introduced a non-profit part of the hybrid organisation called Girl Fly Programme in Africa (GFPA) Foundation. GFPA foundation is an information and skills development STEM education programme for school and post-school learners who have an interest in the aviation and space industry or any other STEM-related field. The education programme is designed to expose young women (and the public) to a world of opportunities while highlighting the achievements of women in aviation and space. The programme includes the use of design thinking, technology, and innovation to inform, connect, motivate and inspire the next generation of makers and problem solvers in the aviation and space industry in Africa. The organisation is currently operating in Botswana and South Africa.
GFPA foundation is registered as a Non-profit company and it is undergoing registration as an NPO and PBO organisation.
The annual programme conducts various exciting, stimulating, engaging and challenging educational initiatives aimed at: –
- Creating an awareness of STEM field with a focus on aviation and space careers in Africa
- Shaping and developing aspirant aviatrix and future leaders in the STEM sphere in Africa.
- Encouraging an excellent work ethic, ambition, goal-setting, drive and focus in our girls.
- Cultivating a culture of community-building and volunteerism among the youth in Africa
GFPA foundation’s finances are managed accurately and timeously and independent from W&A.
GFPA Girls fly programme in Africa report 2014: [ View report ] and
Girl Fly Programme in Africa Report 2013: [ View report ]