Drone Pilot
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Andanani Ndou is following her dream of a career in aviation by becoming a drone pilot – she is an inspiration for women in the industry.


South Africa (18 September 2023) – The doors are opening for 320 trained cadet pilots, and Andanani Ndou is one of them. Her dreams of an aviation career are becoming a reality as she qualifies to become a drone pilot. She shares how much this opportunity means to her.

The drone pilot training at UDS is changing lives and building skills for youth, creating unique career opportunities for those involved. Bidvest is investing in the project as a way to develop youth.

Bidvest’s focus on training and skills development is a beacon of hope in a country grappling with unemployment. Of the 320 cadets enrolled, Andanani is one of the young black women who make up 14% of overall enrollment. She is incredibly excited about the opportunity and aims to make a name for herself in the industry. As for her message to other hopeful women with a dream of joining the industry,

“It’s possible. Like if I did it, then they can do it as well,”

“It’s an achievement that I’m really proud of. It’s an achievement that’s going to help me make a name for myself, make me open the way and inspire other people to do this as well.” 

Bidvest’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives are more than mere projects; they are a commitment to South Africa’s future. They are equipping the youth with skills for tomorrow, making a positive impact and a meaningful difference in society.

As times change and the skills needed to adapt to modern life shift, innovative investment into the youth and the generations to come highlights forward-thinking that will genuinely change lives.

Training drone pilots today means when these skills become more sought after in the future, there will be people ready and skilled for the jobs.

Andanani feels hopeful that the future is bright; in this case, not even the sky is her limit!

Sources: SA INC
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