Join us for the premiere of IET.tv original documentary STEM Build Malawi

The IET.tv documentary follows the incredible journey of twenty-five women engineers in their goal to build a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) facility for a school in Malawi, Africa in just 10 days.

STEM Build Malawi | The Documentary Trailer

Filmed by our inhouse production team, IET.tv, the documentary captures the trials and tribulations of the build for Rainbow Hope School in Malawi, which took place in May 2019. The engineers realise the magnitude of the task ahead of them as the struggle against the heat, work in adverse conditions and try to stick to the budget.

As well as building the facility, the group ran STEM workshops, worked with teachers and inspired future STEM innovators, showing the opportunities available for young people seeking an exciting and creative career.

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.