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Welcome to Roots & Shoots - South Africa

Statement for the 2014 United Nations International Day of Peace

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE,
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute
UN Messenger of Peace

Roots & Shoots South Africa forms part of the Jane Goodall Institute South Africa, which is a non-profit organisation comprised of volunteers ranging from young children, teenagers, young adults and the more mature adults.

Roots & Shoots, a worldwide youth organization was formed by Dr. Jane Goodall to create awareness amongst youngsters on key issues such as the environment, animals and helping communities in need. By providing young people with positive experiences within their community and the natural world, Roots & Shoots aims to establish an ethic of care for the land, its people, and its animals; to cultivate an understanding of the interdependence of all life on earth; and to inspire love, respect, admiration, and a high regard for its value.

Roots & Shoots strives to do this in a practical and enjoyable manner, and participants can look forward to lots of hard work together with lots of fun and laughter!

THE GOALS OF ROOTS & SHOOTS

  • To implement positive change through active learning about, caring for and interacting with the environment, demonstrating care and concern for all animals, and enhancing understanding between individuals of different cultures, ethnic groups, religions, socio-economic levels and nations through our global communication network.

  • To help young people develop self-respect, confidence in themselves and hope for the future by participation and creation of different types of educational programmes and community outreach projects.

  • In addition, Roots & Shoots enjoys partnerships with other organisations in order to achieve similar goals
     

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"Only if we understand can we care;
Only if we care can we help;
Only if we help shall all be saved."

Dr Jane Goodall, DBE


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