September 26, (THEWILL) – Women In Aviation (WIA) Nigeria, has reiterated its commitment to fully encourage female aviation professionals by making aviation more memorable to the girl-child as the world celebrates “Girls In Aviation Day”.
The National President, WIA Nigeria Mrs Rejoice Ndudinachi who gave the advice in her address to mark this year’s celebration of “Girls in Aviation Day”, said, the major aim was to attract girls to career potentials in the aviation industry.
“We are here today to positively impact the lives of our young girls by exposing them to the un-parallel careers available in this highly esteemed industry of ours. It is our pleasure to formally welcome you all to this great event taking place in all our branches in Nigeria”.
Mrs Ndudinachi traced the history of the event to what was known then as “Daughter’s day’’ in their annual International WAI conferences, noting that those that have participated in the events over the years can testify to its transformational impact in the life of the young future female aviators.
According to her, Women in Aviation, Nigeria Chapter created the platform primarily to see participants interacting with positive role models and present an opportunity for them to consider aviation as they make their college and career plans.
“Today we introduced girls to role models, trained them on various aviation related skills and placed them in supportive atmosphere to encourage them take up career
She explained that there was a visit to aviation agencies, internship and hands on activities as children
were divided into groups based on their areas of interest, ranging from tour of airport facilities, working with engineers at aircraft hangers, visiting the aircraft cockpit, receiving talks at control tower, working with the airport management, and visiting the airspace management, airlines and meteorologists.
The exercise took place simultaneously in major airports across the country.