- “(When I saw the house after the storm) I wanted to burst out in tears. I don’t know what to say, I was shocked and I was silent. I knew that I was homeless. I’m ok but I was thinking of my grandchildren and the children of Nanukuloa.” Sulueti, Grandmother, Fiji
- In 2016, Cyclone Winston ripped through Fiji. Entire villages were flattened by the mega storm, which packed winds of up to 325km/h and is regarded as the strongest storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.The cyclone caused serious damage to homes, schools, roads and water and sanitation systems across many parts of the country – making it difficult for children to access clean drinking water and return to safe schools.
- To help children and their families get their lives back on track, Save the Children rebuilt toilets and water facilities in schools, provided school bags filled with books and stationary to children, and provided cash grants to support the local rebuilding effort. During the immediate aftermath of the cyclone we also helped set up Child Friendly Spaces, where children could be safe to play and begin to recover in a supportive environment.
- Sera, the Shell and the Storm tells the story of the cyclone through the eyes of Sera and Joe who set off to have a day of island fun.
“My son loved this story and even though it is a difficult topic to tell children about it was sensitively done. He wanted to tell all his friends and has been asking how he can help.”Wonderparent to a little reader aged 3 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Grown up's guide
Sera, The Shell and The Storm
Themes: Natural Disasters / Climate Change
Jamie is an illustrator and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines.
She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in BFA Information Design, and received a Loyola Schools Awards for the Arts in Visual Art (Illustration). Her go-to mediums are watercolor and colored pencils, but she sometimes dabbles in digital illustration.
Jamie illustrated this whole book for us by hand! Amazing.