Denel Aviation is a responsible corporate citizen and gets involved in shaping the future through its Super Flyer School Outreach Projects.
Maths and Science improvement projects
Denel Aviation engineers offer maths and science lessons to Grade 8 learners from Reigerpark Secondary School to help improve results in these critical subjects.
Denel Aviation has further partnered with a similar project in Springs Rafedile Academy managed by local teachers and the community. Denel Aviation is the official sponsor of the academy and support over 500 grade 11 and 12 learners from different schools around Ekurhuleni attending the Saturday school.
Many learners are not aware of the world that awaits them if they pursue a career in aviation and Denel Aviation is helping them discover the magic of flight and also experience the aviation industry first hand by inviting and hosting them at air shows throughout the country. The air shows offer learners an opportunity to interact with Denel Aviation employees though a formal career session and they are also able to enjoy the aerobatic displays and in some cases they also get an opportunity to fly.
Denel Aviation also participates in other career exhibitions countrywide and is one of the sponsors of the Africa Aerospace and Defence Youth Development Programme.
Girl Child support
The aviation, sector is highly male dominated and to make a difference, Denel Aviation supports a number of programmes aimed at encouraging girl children to further their education and consider careers in the sector.
The company has been involved with the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work campaign since 2008. Every year the company hosts 60 learners to expose them to the world of aviation from a technical and engineering perspective.
Denel Aviation recently added the Thusa-a-girl child campaign managed by Pfuna projects which distribute dignity packs to learners in disadvantaged areas. Many of these girl learners miss school due to lack of essentials such as sanitary towels, and in some cases even drop out of school.
Denel Aviation also support may other community projects in support of major national campaigns such as the Mandela Day, Youth Day etc.