Dr Ozak Esu, IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2017, took part in the expedition and said:
“The STEM Build Malawi project allowed me to collaborate with an international team of brilliant engineer and use my skills towards empowering a progressive community. I really hope this film will inspire young people to take a closer look at engineering and see its positive impacts on society and the engineers too!”
The STEM Build Malawi project was funded through a crowdfunding campaign led by Katy Toms and Kelly Jeffery and supported by Gemma Glover and Hannah Shenton working with Orbis Expeditions and CISER, based in Malawi. It included engineers from across the UK, South Africa and the Asia Pacific Region as well as two NHS nurses. Rainbow Hope Secondary School has just over 120 students and the new ‘Kamkwamba Building’ supports the schools’ aspirations to enhance their science programme for their students and provide an IT facility for the students and other higher education learning.
We hope you join us on Thursday 11 June, 8pm BST to watch these innovative engineers take on an extraordinary adventure for Rainbow Hope School, Malawi.