Brighton’s Trust for Developing Communities, ONCA and MakerClub are delighted to have been awarded support by Curiosity to run Curiosity Club, a three year science engagement project with young people in East Brighton, starting in autumn 2019.
“The Curiosity Club is a fantastic opportunity for young people to access exciting science, technology and creative learning opportunities that they would not usually get. It will build participants’ agency and confidence, supporting them to turn their ideas into innovations and make a difference in their community by generating solutions to problems they experience.”
– Persephone Pearl, ONCA co-director
Young people will work together to explore and address issues they care about, linking personal empowerment with solutions to real world problems. We will use the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Brighton’s UNESCO Biosphere status as catalysts for engagement with environmental and social justice issues.
The Curiosity Club project will be based mainly in East Brighton and it will proactively seek to engage participants from the local area, including young people with disabilities. It will foster community building and feeling safe as well as creative thinking and exploration of emerging technologies.
NOTES TO EDITORS
‘Curiosity’ is a partnership between BBC Children in Need and Wellcome that provides funding for organisations who want to run exciting and engaging science activities aimed at disadvantaged children and young people.