The Fly for STEAME Southern Africa Initiative is dedicated to inspire the next generation - especially young girls - to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Entrepreneurship (STEAME)
The inherent extensive nature of science, innovation, engineering and aerospace technology offers boundless opportunities to Botswana’s socio economic transformation by contributing positively towards Botswana’s Vision 2036 of a knowledge based economy, African Union Agenda 2063 and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The lack of visible role models, especially women, is one of the key factors lacking in influencing girls to consider careers and education in STEAME. By partnering with Air Botswana on a corporate social responsibility initiative to fly overhead Gaborone bringing into light these careers, this initiative will increase accessibility and celebrate diversity, showing the upcoming generation of young girls that their aspirations are achievable and dreams attainable and raising the flag of the national airline as an organization anchored on social good and community development.
The Fly for STEAME Southern Africa Initiative in partnership with Air Botswana and FNBB Foundation , Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana offered an inspirational innovative flight on the 1st of November 2020 by flying close to 100 young people both boys and girls aged between 8 – 18years for a 30 minutes introductory scenic flight overhead Gaborone. FNBB Foundation led by the Airport Junction Branch Mall Manager Phetso Ntsowe conducted a Leadership Masterclass as well as a virtual reality tour led by Axis 3D Virtual Tours.
Dare To Dream is cognizant of the progress made in access to primary, junior and secondary education, but highly takes note of the fact that more than 2/3 of the world’s 960 million illiterates adults are women. Illiteracy is an impediment to the advancement of women and girls, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hence, the Fly for STEAME Southern Africa Initiative is dedicated to the girl child to encourage girls to study and participate in the application of science and technology. The one day inspirational and motivational packed and power sessions will ignite their passion for STEAME and give them a sense of purpose in their education.
We create an inclusive environment where youth, women and girls are encouraged to take up careers and innovate in STEAME related fields with a focus on aviation and aerospace. We encourage and give them skills to solve their communities’ most pressing problems using technology and explore entrepreneurial activities.
This is imperative as it provides knowledge they can apply to improve in their daily lives and enhance their employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. It further prepares them to take an active role in the technological and industrial development of their countries.