Knowle West Media Centre and Stemettes met on a collaborative project with UCL (University College of London). The project was all about how to make STEM more equitable and accessible for young people. During the project, we came up with an idea to collaborate on a project for young women from Bristol and London, and we applied for Curiosity funding from Children in Need and Wellcome. That was how Future Legacy Project was born! Previously called Maker City x Stemettes, but it was renamed Future Legacy Project by Cohort 1.
Knowle West Media Centre
Knowle West Media Centre has been running for over 20 years, their work is centred on working collaboratively with people from different backgrounds to develop new and creative models for achieving positive social change – and supporting people to develop the skills and confidence to be change-makers themselves.
This project is part of our Maker City programme, which encourages young people to develop their design thinking and making skills whilst creating their own social action projects and products. We use a range of technology such as,
Stemettes was founded in 2013 and have been working hard to encourage more young women into the STEM industry, their vision is for all girls to be able to make informed decisions about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM), so that eventually women can be proportionally represented in the field. So that we can have 30%+ of the UK’s STEM workforce being female, as opposed to just 21%.