The Cape Academy of Maths, Science and Technology (CAMST) is the only school in South Africa offering an aviation course as an extramural subject to pupils from under privileged communities.
A former learner at the school, Ijaaz Sayed, got his pilot’s license at 19 and is now looking at obtaining a commercial pilots license at Wonderboom Airport.
Principal, Mr Greg van Schalkwyk says they are striving to be at the forefront of education in Maths, Science and Technology and provide opportunities for poor learners.
He says the aviation course is part of a project called Aerospace which is aimed at exposing under privileged children to high level skills. He says they have the support of international companies and local business people who believe in what the project has to offer.
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