Creating interest in aviation among the youth through mentorship

WHO we are

The Young Aviators Club of Africa (YACA) is a premier  African Aviation Club  for young people  with the purpose of nurturing and developing  Africa’s next Generation of aviation professionals through mentorship,   creating interest  in Science,  Technology,   Engeneering and Mathematics (STEM).

The  club,  founded  and  headquartered   in Nairobi  Kenya  creates  interest  in   aviation  among  the youth  by involving   them  in activities that spark their imagination, instil discipline, encourage hard work and while  at  it have  lots  of  fun, play and  adventure  under a club setup.

YACA  bridges the aviation dream academia and industry.

VISION

Nurturing young aviators to global excellence.

MISSION

To create interest among the youth by using aviation’s motivational power to thrill, stimulate and encourage them to set, commit and achieve their goals in education and personal development.

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OBJECTIVES

Bring together youth interested in aviation and through mentorship nurture the dream and spun of aviation by;

  • Priming them for entry into the aviation industry to ensure continued availability of trained and experienced aviation professionals.
  • Inculcate a culture of safe operations and professional maintenance, adhering to approved set standard procedure.
  • Provide information on aviation career paths and seek mentorship programmes in the industry.
  • Promote good citizenship by instilling good national values and being ambassadors of peace.
  • Transit youth from academia co the industry.
  • Develop their mental heath and physical.
  • Environmental and cultural conservation
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Diversity and equity inclusion​

YACA is committed to the collective work and intentional investment necessary to consistently move in the direction of equity and inclusion.​

Human potential inspires us​

We operate from a growth mindset, believing that with discipline, hardwork, practice and mentorship we can develop in archiving our goals.

Excellence

We strive to be strategic and resourceful, working with passion, integrity and urgency. We hold ourselves accountable to measurable outcomes as a foundation of our work.

COLLABORATION

We foster high commitment relationships between our mentors and mentees, our partners, and our staff. We seek to build a culture of volunteerism transparency, humility and trust.

EXPERT ADVICE

We commit to continuous expert advice to learn and aspire our model for our champions according to our mission.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

We help build stronger communities by providing the opportunities to participate in a flexible and meaningful volunteer experience, and create pathways to career development for the youth we mentor.

Priming Entry Into The Industry

Priming them for entry into the aviation industry to ensure continued availability of trained and experienced aviation professionals.

Inculcating A Culture Of Professionalism

Inculcate a culture of safety operations and professional maintenance, adhering to approved set standard procedure.

Informing On Appropriate Career Paths

Providing information on aviation career paths and seek mentorship programs in the industry.

Promoting Good Citizenship

Promote good citizenship by instilling national values and being ambassadors of peace.

Enabling Academia Transitioning

Transit youth from academia to the industry.

Empowering Mental Growth

Develop their physical and mental health.

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Our Strategic Approach

Our model harnesses the power of long-term, personal relationships to help young people succeed. We partner with schools and institutions, where a majority of them served will be first-generation aviation professionals. Each year, we recruit a number of volunteers who commit to mentor a number of students for a period of time.

YACA highlights its suite of evidence-based programs that have been proven to change young people’s attitudes and behavior towards building essential frameworks that will help establish a well defined and purposeful path in building their careers  through education and practical training in field work.

We are working to establish an effective, comprehensive and national career guidance strategy with families, schools and communities to help young professionals be effective and relevant people the aviation industry.

WE REACH OUT TO MORE THAN 60,000 YOUNG PEOPLE

Each year the youth we meet benefit bigger and better. Join us to support and expand our work.

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