Wiltshire-based GWP and ‘cardboard ninja’ Ben Edmonds, have continued their partnership to offer STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and innovation lessons to children who have been brought to the UK from Ukraine.
Edmonds, also known as Innovation Ben , is the named inventor on multiple global patents and works as a principal engineer at Dyson. However, he also runs a weekly inventor club for kids in his spare time and is looking to support refugees by offering several places on his courses on a scholarship basis.
Edmonds commented, “While I am not in a position to host a refugee family, I am keen to offer any support I can. Providing free scholarships on my courses seemed like a small way I could contribute to welcoming them and hopefully making the transition to living in a new country easier. The aim is to provide something fun and inspiring for them to be involved with.”
There are three places on offer to Ukrainian children – free of charge – thanks to the joint partnership between Innovation Ben and GWP.
Edmonds concluded, “I am not a big company. It’s just me running my courses in the evenings, trying to pass on my passion for design, engineering and innovation to the next generation. Thanks to the generosity of GWP – who have kindly pledged to match me with 50% of the course fees – I will be able to offer three places this term completely free of charge to children from Ukraine who have a flair for these subjects.”