Welcome to Africa’s first drone academy

This is Africa’s first drone academy

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

It teaches students to make and fly drones

as part of a scheme supported by UNICEF

(SOUNDBITE) (English) TANZANIAN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER, EMMANUEL NASOLWA SAYING:"For a short that I've been here, I've been able to create this drone because this drone is the drone which I make with my own hands through the use of provided aided materials."

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ETHIOPIAN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER, LYDIA ELIAS SAYING:" I also have an aerospace club so I'm trying to transfer this knowledge to the students that are fellows in my country."

By 2022, the academy expects to run a tuition-free master’s degree

(SOUNDBITE) (English) UNICEF MALAWI COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE, RUDOLF SCHWENK SAYING:"This decade which has just started is going to be digital and to help young people improve their skills, learn about digital technology, learn about drones, will be an incredible step forward not only for Malawi but for many other African countries as well."