Runway Aviation Club Ghana honored for encouraging future generations

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The founder and CEO of the Runway Aviation Club Ghana, Okyere Obed, has been presented with an award in recognition of his work helping the country’s youth look for a career in aviation. The 23-year-old was given the Young Advocate Award at the EDUCOM Awards 2016 in Accra, Ghana, which are said to honor ‘individual students or groups of students who have successfully advocated for young people either through writing, negotiations, interventions or representations’.

Founded in 2014, the Runway Aviation Club Ghana educates its members on the various routes into the industry, encouraging them to self-educate where possible, with all sectors covered, including business aviation, finance and leasing. The EDUCOM Awards invite nominations from the public, who then make a case for the winners.

Obed said, “I am thrilled to receive this award and I hope it helps us attract interest and support for our project, Runway Aviation Club Ghana, as we need sponsorship from companies at home and abroad to continue advising our young members on careers in all sectors of aviation.”

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