Institute of Imagination

The iOi Imagination Box for Refugee Children

Our goal is to spark joy, support wellbeing and learning skills through creativity for refugee children across the UK. The iOi Imagination Box is bursting with activities and materials, putting our dynamic, award-winning programmes directly into the hands of children and families who need it most.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 14 June 2022 to 12:20 PM, 28 June 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1109276)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Mental HealthMental Health


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


Displacement can be a life crisis for many children, leaving behind everything they know and love. The effects on a child’s wellbeing and development can be severe. Disruption to their daily lives and education can damage their self-esteem for the long-term and create blocks in their development and achievement. We know that creativity enhances wellbeing and provides children with the skills and confidence they need to thrive.


At the Institute of Imagination we believe imagination is the superpower of the 21st century. Through our work we empower children today to believe they can build a just, fair, and sustainable world tomorrow. The iOi Imagination Box provides skills development and supports wellbeing through hands-on creativity. By learning through play, we aim to spark joy for children who are missing vital growth moments due to crisis and displacement from their home.

  • "I want to personally thank you for the great time my children spent playing. They had a lot of fun and most importantly they were distracted from the problems they face in childhood."

    — Mother

  • "It's fun, magic and colourful!"

    — Child

  • "Having the images and checklist were amazing as it gave my daughter a sense of independence and freedom to undertake the activities, whilst being supervised as opposed to being lead."

    — Parent