Lewis Hamilton says he wants to improve the pipeline
Lewis Hamilton says he wants to “improve the pipeline” for children from diverse backgrounds to work in industries around science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Boosting the number of black math and science teachers is one of the goals of the project.
“We want these kids to know that they are the future,” Hamilton said.
A previous Hamilton Commission report addressed the lack of diversity in UK motorsport.
Hamilton said: “I want to be part of changing the world and it starts with the kids. We must improve the pipeline and that starts at primary school.”
The seven-time world champion is supporting the Young STEM Futures Programme through his Mission 44 charity, drawing on his own experiences as a child and in motorsport.
As part of the programme, Hamilton’s charity will work with the local council and colleges to mentor 50 year nine students and help primary schools improve children’s science knowledge.
It was really difficult for me at school,” he said. My school experience was not pleasant.
“I remember vividly just how difficult it was, and this platform is amazing, so it would be a waste not to make use of it.”.