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Air Mauritius Institute and Airbus Foundation Join Forces to Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators

A practical method developed to engage students in innovation, the Airbus Little Engineer initiative aims to encourage young people aged 10 to 16 to understand and be interested in technology, and to awaken passions that could lead to fascinating careers in science, technology, engineering and 
mathematics (STEM).

Port Louis, Mauritius, May 31, 2018 – The Air Mauritius Institute and the Airbus Foundation are partnering to conduct a series of Airbus Little Engineer workshops in Mauritius.

During a two-day workshop at the Air Mauritius Institute, some fifty students from all over Mauritius explored the fascinating world of aviation. They became familiar with the assembly of aircraft components and discovered the manufacturing process of the A380, the largest airliner in the world.


“We are delighted to be a partner of the Airbus Foundation. Its Little Engineer program perfectly matches Air Mauritius’ approach to education and youth development, “said Somas Appavou, CEO of Air Mauritius. “It’s never too early to introduce children to STEM and create passion, especially for aviation. “

“The Airbus Little Engineer program facilitates access to STEMs, which are essential to solving today’s complex issues. I would like to thank Air Mauritius and all the partners involved who have joined forces to carry out this workshop in Mauritius, “said Andrea Debbane, Executive Director of the Airbus Foundation. 
Since its launch in 2012, the Airbus Foundation’s Airbus Little Engineer program 
has established itself as an effective vector of discovery learning, seeking to train and empower young people in the field of science and technology through robotics and aerospace.

Africa has the youngest population on the planet and is experiencing exponential population growth. These young people will be the breeding ground for sustainable growth for the continent through a culture of innovation that is rapidly gaining ground. It is essential that all relevant actors work together to facilitate youth access to MCHI

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