“Kids can’t build a boat!” is something BouwJeBootje-founder Caspar ten Berge has heard a lot. But guess what? They can. “I wanted my kids to do something else than look at a computer screen all day long,” Ten Berge explains. “Why not have them build their own boat?” He created several different designs and eventually found the perfect one. The result was a boat that holds 2 kids for safe sailing. He named it Thimo, after his sons Thijs and Morris. It became an immediate success. “I started by giving courses in the neighborhood in which I helped kids build the boat, and soon, other organisations asked me to teach them how to do it.”

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