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Kenyan students to benefit from Airbus engineering training

Airbus planes in Dakar, Senegal on January 19, 2011. AFP PHOTO
Airbus planes in Dakar, Senegal on January 19, 2011. AFP PHOTO  

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has picked Kenya and Nigeria as the next beneficiaries of a global training programme for school-children looking to pursue a career in engineering.

The interactive programme, dubbed Airbus Little Engineer (ALE), is dedicated to educating and helping students aged between 10 and 16 understand and appreciate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Airbus is targeting to impact about 3,000 students in the two countries.

The Kenyan chapter will be run in collaborat