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9th Girls in Aviation Day Celebrated at the Kotoka International Airport

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In celebration of the 9th Girls in Aviation Day, a group of 220 female Senior High School (SHS) students received a comprehensive education to the aviation industry.

The one-day event, hosted by Kotoka International Airport (KIA) over the weekend, welcomed students from various high schools, including Accra Girls Senior High School, Tema Senior High School (Temasco), Ola Girls, Lashibi, and Afia Kobi Senior High Schools. Accompanied by their teachers, the students had the opportunity to delve into the world of aviation.

Girls in Aviation Day is a global event observed by different chapters of Women in Aviation International (WAI) with the aim of inspiring young women to explore aviation as a career path. In Ghana, the event was organized by WAI, Ghana Chapter, consisting of women professionals working in the aviation industry.

Ms. Juliet Okae, President of WAI Ghana Chapter and Deputy Director-General (Finance & Administration) of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, emphasized the importance of creating aviation clubs in high schools to generate interest among the youth, especially girls. She highlighted that the Ghana Chapter was established in 2015 as a platform for women in aviation to collaborate, share ideas, and tap into the potential of Africa’s youth, particularly young girls. She stressed the need to engage them early and prepare them for future roles in the aviation sector. 

Ms. Pamela Djamson-Tettey, Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), acknowledged the diverse and rapidly evolving nature of the aviation industry. She highlighted the trailblazing role played by women professionals in various aviation fields, from airline management to aircraft engineering, flight stewardship, air traffic control, aviation security, and more. Ms. Djamson-Tettey encouraged the young girls to make the most of this opportunity by actively participating in educational sessions and tours and sharing their experiences with fellow students.

Mr. Hassan Tampuli, Deputy Minister for Transport and Member of Parliament for Gushegu Constituency in the Northern Region, , emphasized the untapped potential within the aviation industry. He urged the young girls to consider themselves privileged for the exposure they were receiving and encouraged them to study diligently to realize their full potential. Tampuli highlighted the pivotal roles that women are playing in the aviation sector and encouraged the students to aspire to careers in this dynamic field.

Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing women in all aviation and aerospace career fields. By means of initiatives such as the Annual Girls in Aviation Day, they extend educational outreach to young girls globally, nurturing their curiosity and passion for careers in aviation.

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