WHAT IS “ROOTS & SHOOTS”?

WHAT IS “ROOTS & SHOOTS”?

Roots & Shoots, is a program of the Jane Goodall Institute, is a global movement of youth who are empowered to use their voice and actions to make compassionate decisions, influencing and leading change in their communities. It builds on Dr. Jane’s legacy and vision of placing the power and responsibility for creating solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people. Roots & Shoots aims to inspire, empower and encourage young people all over the world. It shows them how to follow their passions, take actions together and become the change our world needs. Roots & Shoots is about looking around you, and selecting and implementing projects to make the world a better place. It is about learning to live in peace and harmony, not only with each other, but with the natural world. It is about turning thoughts into actions by working on projects about the environment, animals and people and seeing that what you do does make a difference.

Roots & Shoots, is a program of the Jane Goodall Institute, is a global movement of youth who are empowered to use their voice and actions to make compassionate decisions, influencing and leading change in their communities. It builds on Dr. Jane’s legacy and vision of placing the power and responsibility for creating solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people. Roots & Shoots aims to inspire, empower and encourage young people all over the world. It shows them how to follow their passions, take actions together and become the change our world needs. Roots & Shoots is about looking around you, and selecting and implementing projects to make the world a better place. It is about learning to live in peace and harmony, not only with each other, but with the natural world. It is about turning thoughts into actions by working on projects about the environment, animals and people, and seeing that what you do does make a difference.

What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

Dr. Jane Goodall

JOURNEY OF ROOTS & SHOOTS

It began in 1991 when Dr. Jane met with 12 Tanzanian high school students who wanted to tackle urgent problems in their community. They gathered on Jane Goodall’s front porch in Tanzania and expressed how they felt powerless against the problems in the world around them. As the students told stories and offered ideas, Jane realized the solution was right in front of them: their power to create change. The Roots & Shoots program was born. Since 1991, 10,000 groups involving a total of nearly 700,000 young people, in 50 countries have taken on the challenge of making the world a better place for the environment, animals and people. Roots & Shoots youth are not only the future–they are the present– and they are changing the world!

STORY BEHIND OUR NAME

The Roots & Shoots name is symbolic. Every big, firm tree begins its life as a little seed, in which tiny little roots and shoots appear to reach into the soil to reach the water. Although this seed might seem little and weak in the beginning, there is a magic and a live force in it, so strong and so powerful that those little roots and shoots can break through dense soil and rocks to reach water and sunlight.

JOURNEY OF ROOTS & SHOOTS

It began in 1991 when Dr. Jane met with 12 Tanzanian high school students who wanted to tackle urgent problems in their community. They gathered on Jane Goodall’s front porch in Tanzania and expressed how they felt powerless against the problems in the world around them. As the students told stories and offered ideas, Jane realized the solution was right in front of them: their power to create change. The Roots & Shoots program was born. Since 1991, 10,000 groups involving a total of nearly 700,000 young people, in 50 countries have taken on the challenge of making the world a better place for the environment, animals and people. Roots & Shoots youth are not only the future–they are the present– and they are changing the world!

STORY BEHIND OUR NAME

The Roots & Shoots name is symbolic. Every big, firm tree begins its life as a little seed, in which tiny little roots and shoots appear to reach into the soil to reach the water. Although this seed might seem little and weak in the beginning, there is a magic and a live force in it, so strong and so powerful that those little roots and shoots can break through dense soil and rocks to reach water and sunlight.

Roots build solid foundations; the shoots look small, but they can even break up brick walls to reach the light…

Dr. Jane Goodall

Roots build solid foundations; the shoots look small, but they can even break up brick walls to reach the light …

Dr. Jane Goodall

OUR VISION & MISSION

We dream of a planet that embraces life in all its diversity.

We think it is necessary to understand all living things, our environment, cultural diversity and the functioning of nature and to transform our lives accordingly for the continuation of life and diversity on our planet. We believe that the driving force in this are children and youth. As Roots & Shoots Turkey our mission is:

  • to support children and youth to be conscious of the problems in this age of crises with a strong desire to create positive change in these issues;
  • to create a domain where children and youth can meet people from different disciplines and acquire the necessary skills to develop projects;
  • to facilitate interaction among children and youth of Turkey with children and youth in other countries of the planet;
  • to help establishing intergenerational dialogues on these issues.
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OUR VISION & MISSION

We dream of a planet that embraces life in all its diversity.

We think it is necessary to understand all living things, our environment, cultural diversity and the functioning of nature and to transform our lives accordingly for the continuation of life and diversity on our planet. We believe that the driving force in this are children and youth. As Roots & Shoots Turkey our mission is:

  • to support children and youth to be conscious of the problems in this age of crises with a strong desire to create positive change in these issues;
  • to create a domain where children and youth can meet people from different disciplines and acquire the necessary skills to develop projects;
  • to facilitate interaction among children and youth of Turkey with children and youth in other countries of the planet;
  • to help establishing intergenerational dialogues on these issues.
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