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 like them. I'm Strong is named as such to remind everyone that they are capable to learn, teach, or simply have a good time building rockets out of pasta with friends!

With projects all over the country, the I'm Strong team are excited to keep these projects developing as we collaborate with the 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.

Our Team


Brenda Maleco

Founder and Director



Grace Masoapatali




Arnold Maleco