About Us

I'm Strong believes in developing people; not just our excellent young students, but the volunteers that help make this project shine! Our workshops and on-going events help everyone build their confidence, to be as strong as they can possibly be.

Brenda Maleco started I'm Strong after volunteering her time for free to educate children in STEM subjects. After meeting two young people with scoliosis and learning of their difficulties accessing education, she saw a way to use her skills to help people in similar situations. I'm Strong is named as such to remind everyone that they are able to learn, teach, or simply have a good time building rockets out of pasta with friends!

Working in several locations throughout the U.K., the I'm Strong team are excited to continue developing our projects, as we collaborate with hospitals, parents, and children to create education and teamwork that we can all be proud of. Eventually, we would love to develop I'm Strong internationally but for now we work hard to tailor make our sessions to suit various needs in paediatric hospitals and wards here in the U.K.

Our Team


Brenda Maleco

Founder and Director



Grace Masoapatali




Arnold Maleco