A local community interest company is seeking community projects in Cornwall that needs things built.

Girls Assemble is a not for profit which runs classes in carpentry, welding, architecture, engineering, and activist art from its site just outside Redruth. The classes teach girls and young women age 9 to 25 skills in construction and STEM industries.

The programmes include community building projects where a group of girls is led in the design and build of projects such as benches, planters, shelving, outdoor kitchen or community fridge. Girls Assemble provides the build and the tuition for free and is on the hunt for projects to support.

Founder Sophia Medine said “We are looking for interesting project briefs that we can design and build for our community. Community participation is so important to us, and we want to take the girls out and show them what they can do for their community.”

The programmes will run from September and are aimed at girls aged 13 to 25. One of the projects is a week-long session for girls aged 16 to 25 and is aimed at people who are not in education, employment or training.

Medine added “We want to support youth who are unsure of the direction their lives will take. We hope that they will join us on this project and then come back to work on projects with us for years to come.”

If you can’t wait until September to join a class, Girls Assemble is running a Friday Club over the summer to give a taste of projects to come.

To find out more about Girls Assemble, click here.

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