#girlswithdrills
fighting for inclusivity
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Our Story

#girlswithdrills is fight for inclusivity

We think making stuff is too much fun for any child to be excluded. So we're doing something about it. We both love inventing and making. More important than our love for tinkering are the confidence and problem-solving skills we've gained through our hobbies.

#girlswithdrills was born after we found shared frustrations over the lack of confidence in children, and especially girls, we work with.  We want to start a conversation. Why are so many people not able to access the vital skills needed for them to thrive in the future?!

We believe that by giving children equal access to making, we're helping them gain the skills they need for careers they otherwise wouldn't consider. We are encouraging tomorrow's inventors, programmers and tinkerers. Afterall, many of today's children will have jobs that don't yet exist. 

Don't fret, just because we are campaigning under the banner #girlswithdrills, does not mean that everyone else is left out. You can do your bit to help. With every #girlswithdrills top purchased, Bright Box Makerspace will provide a young person in a disadvantaged area with a maker session free of charge. Please use these tops to start conversations with friends, strangers and loved ones about equal opportunity in making.

With the success of the campaign in November, we are excited to continue this project. We hope to provide our community with a platform to start conversations about inclusive making.

To support the campaign, share your projects with the hashtag #girlswithdrills and pictures of your new top.

 

Behind the Scenes:

  Kisha  is an engineer and activist for diversity in innovation. She created  Bright Box Makerspace  so socially excluded young people can access making. 

Kisha is an engineer and activist for diversity in innovation. She created Bright Box Makerspace so socially excluded young people can access making. 

  Ruth  is an inventor and entrepreneur and was Young Engineer for Britain 2006. She now co-hosts  Kids Invent Stuff , a YouTube channel that brings to life kids inventions.

Ruth is an inventor and entrepreneur and was Young Engineer for Britain 2006. She now co-hosts Kids Invent Stuff, a YouTube channel that brings to life kids inventions.