- MAKGADIKGADI EPIC 2022 (A truly amazing occurrence)
During Makgadikgadi Epic 2022, which was held on 1st - 3rd july ,Dare To Dream and Botswana Tourism Organization hosted an aviation and tourism school outreach program to spark students' enthusiasm for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines.
The participants who were best excelling students from Flamingo International School and Nxakato Junior Secondary School . The students had the privilege of doing an AIRBUS A380 and FIRST Lego League robotics and coding program.Students were taught collaboration, teamwork, problem-solving techniques, critical thinking, programming, and time management through these programs. The pupils also had the chance to discover the various vocations available in the aviation sector.
Ajoevic Mushiya Kapuya, a 17-year-old student from Flamingo International School, revealed during a conversation with another student that she had learned how to code, program, and build an airplane that could go in multiple directions. She also learned about the employment options in the aviation sector, including those for pilots and air hostesses. She remarked, "I learned cooperation and teamwork, as well as invention, and I am encouraged to become a pilot."
Katlo from Nxakato Junior Secondary School remarked, "I learned that if you are determined and have team effort, you can achieve many things in life." He continued by saying it was a privilege for him to represent his school. He gained a lot of knowledge via the AIRBUS program. It showed him how to put the plane together and how to make it maneuver over the runway.
His Excellency was present to attend the event. Both the First Lady, Mrs Neo Jane Masisi, and the President, Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, got a chance to speak with the kids.