The ShelterMaker Challenge
Coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives. All over the world, families with children are having to come up with creative and fun ways to keep busy – and keep in touch with loved ones – while remaining safely at home.
Need something constructive to do? Encourage the mini monsters in your life to become ShelterMakers. All you need to do is work together to build the perfect den and share it.
ShelterMakers of the world unite
Take a look at some of the dens your fellow ShelterMakers have created. Don’t forget to tag us on social media so we can include your shelters too!
ShelterMaker Hall of Fame: Hadija
In Kenya, shelters are built by the women, or in many cases girls. When we met 15-year-old Hadija Elema in 2018, she had been building shelters for three years.
She could erect one of these sturdy structures in half a day, her fingers expertly securing the palm twine around the joins of the branches. She was taught the technique by her grandmother Halima and Mother Zeinab, a tradition handed down through the maternal generations.