Sharjah Police and the Child Safety Department (CSD), an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), have launched the #HomeChallenge competition to encourage children to take on any challenge they choose, encouraging them to have fun, continue learning and gain new skills while they are restricted to their homes during the coronavirus crisis.

Children are invited to challenge themselves in the arts, science, sports, indoor games and entertainment, amongst many other activities. They need to record a video of themselves taking the challenge and post it on their or their parents’ social media, mentioning @childsafetyuae and @shjpolice and using the hashtag #HomeChallenge.

The competition was launched through a video posted by Sharjah Police and CSD showing a group of children, each completing a challenge they set for themselves, from planting flowers and playing sports, to building a massive Lego structure, and learning new recipes and languages.

Hanadi Saleh Al Yafei, Director of CSD, said: “The competition was launched to encourage children to build their creative capacities and life skills which require them to think outside the box. The #HomeChallenge brings an opportunity to do just that. The challenge will assist parents too to find new entertaining activities for their children at home and help strengthen familial bonds.”

Al Yafei added that the challenges must be carried out in a safe environment with parental supervision.

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