02 Aug Female Afghan pilot drops by to motivate students
The New Paper – Singapore: Miss Shaesta Waiz (in photo), 30, travels to promote education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem). She is the first civilian female pilot from Afghanistan and the first in her family to earn a master’s degree.
On May 13, she set off from Florida on her solo flight around the world, which will cover a total of 46,300km. Singapore is her 13th stop.
Yesterday, Miss Waiz met students from Changkat Changi Secondary School for a talk.
Dreams Soar is also fund-raising for scholarships for children interested in pursuing Stem or aviation.
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