Kuwait Airways in association with Airbus recently held Airbus Little Engineer workshops in Kuwait City, attended by some 50 students from grades five to seven. The Airbus Little Engineer robotics workshops focus on developing technical and soft skills in children in the fields of science and technology. The workshops introduce students to key components such as sensors and motors, enabling them to discover how machines operate in the real world. Students are also taught to be team players working to reach a common goal by using their creativity and imagination to solve problems and celebrate their achievements. Students get hands-on experience of science and technology in the Airbus Little Engineer program.
Speaking during the event, Kuwait Airways Chairperson and Managing Director Rasha Abdulaziz Al-Roumi stated, "The Airbus Little Engineer Workshop is an excellent contribution to the development of Kuwait's aviation sector, because the future lies in the hands of our students. By sharing international technical expertise with the next generation we are cementing a formidable future for young Kuwaitis by inspiring them to be part of this great industry”.
“Airbus believes that to serve and sustain the future growth of the Middle East’s aviation industry and economy, there is an urgent need to inspire more of the region’s youth to focus on their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies,” said Fouad Attar Managing Director, Airbus Middle East.
“At the heart of the Airbus Little Engineer program is sustainability and the need for aviation to grow and prosper for future generations while respecting the environment and providing exciting career opportunities for the younger generation in Kuwait and across the Middle East region,” added Mr. Attar
Kuwait Airways hopes that such workshops will inspire students to consider a career in the aviation industry to become the foundation for the future of the aviation industry which is witnessing rapid growth in Kuwait and the greater Middle East. Kuwait air traffic is set to record growth of 5.1 percent over the next 20 years.