Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s first female pilot, Sakhile Reiling, has applauded the launch of a women’s aviation organisation in the country, saying women in aviation need to voice concerns, difficulties and challenges in the industry.
Dubbed the ‘Women in Aviation Botswana’, the body provides networking and mentoring opportunities for women in aviation and aerospace.
Speaking at the launch on Monday, Reiling said: "It is difficult to achieve credibility in this field and I know from experience, the challenges women face in aviation. Women in Aviation Botswana looks to make sure our aspiring Batswana women do not go through the same painful experiences.
"They will receive training, counseling, mentoring and all the guidance they need to succeed."
She said the organisation should also aim to inspire young women and high schools girls to choose careers in aviation.
Reiling said the organisation will contribute to nation building and help Botswana achieve new grounds.
“Women in Aviation Botswana seeks to help Botswana discover drones and other new groundbreaking technologies," She said.
Reiling’s career in aviation spans from the 80’s when she joined Air Botswana for 15 years before moving into management, and eventually being appointed to head the organisation.
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