This month marks the start of the "ALPHA" mentorship group! Henricka, a young Gabonese woman (some of you know her story) is now being mentored by Cornelia, an American who is in Libreville due to her work assignment. Cornelia is studying to become a pilot and has already soloed, however, Gabon lacks the flight instruction she needs to continue at this time (see my recent post about the need of a Certified Flight Instructor intern!).
They are using an online teaching tool developed by a former mission pilot in Kenya, Barry King, who is now investing in the lives of new aviators online and at Blue Ridge Community College. He already has two young adults from Africa in a higher, on-line certificate-level program- one which Henricka may qualify for down the road.
Sharing aviation magazines with Henricka in 2012
Our family first met Henricka about a decade ago on our visits to the Hope House- a home for at-risk children in the capital city of Libreville. She made it clear that she'll be the next pilot for our program!
June 2012- Henricka as my co-pilot, going to the dentist in Bongolo.
This young woman does not give up on her dreams!
Thanks for supporting our work! We are busy translating more courses into French and can't wait to share with you where this goes from here, by God's grace.