Gaborone, Botswana


Photographer: Rebecca Radmore & Elio Peña

Year of Submission: 2016 (Educators Edition) 

Gaborone-based Flying Mission Services runs a range of air services in Botswana, among them taking eco-tourists on charter flights to the north of the country and running a non-profit air ambulance service for the Ministry of Health. It also runs a fully licensed aircraft repair facility and – to staff that facility – an aircraft maintenance training programme, Flying Mission Services Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Training School. In 2013, Keneilwe Budani, after completing a two-year course, became the school’s first female graduate. Now 26, she works at Gaborone’s Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, helping to keep Flying Missions Service’s fleet of aircraft in the air.