L Social Initiatives
AASA endorses and supports NGO/NPO initiatives that promote aviation through social and community projects, as well as education, skills development and training programmes.
Girls Fly Programme in Africa (GFPA) Foundation, is a South African NPO (with chapters in Botswana, Cameroon and Kenya), that provides a platform to educate girls about aviation and aerospace at a grassroots level.
GFPA's vision is to create an Africa where girls are educated, included and empowered - making aviation and space a viable career choice for girls and women.
GFPA focuses on sharing information, providing access to mentors, and skills development, scholarships and educational workshops and programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), with a focus on aviation and space, for primary, high school and post-school learners.
GFPA programmes include the use of design thinking, technology and innovation to shape, empower, enable and support the next generation of makers and problem-solvers in the aviation and space industry in Africa, while entrenching the spirit of ubuntu.
MayDay-SA is a peer-based network supporting the wellbeing of each and every South African aviation licence holder, thereby contributing to safety within the aviation community.
MayDay-SA has its roots in the Airline Pilots Association’s (ALPA-SA) Peer-to-Peer Programme – an initiative to provide volunteer support to fellow pilots who are experiencing difficult circumstances such as the impact of accidents and incidents, or life crises. Peer-to-Peer fills the gap that exists within the industry for supporting the emotional wellbeing of pilots.
The key benefit of Peer-to-Peer is that, as pilots, the volunteers understand the unique stressors and demands of the operational environment.
MayDay-SA’s Peer support model draws from similar structures that have operated for many years in many major global airline environments, where the results have been significantly positive – for the license holder; for the employer; and for sponsors of these initiatives.
Wonders of Aviation South Africa (WOA SA), is an NPO that uses the magic of flight to inspire and educate previously disadvantaged youth about the aviation industry, and to engender a life-long love of learning.
WOA SA supports the aviation industry’s outreach programmes that encourage learners to consider a career in aviation, while focusing the majority of its efforts on individuals who we hope will become mentors and future aviation industry leaders.
WOA SA depends on supporting organisations to provide awards, rewards, mentors, role models, and educational material.
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