On Sunday, October 28, a small group of students and teachers have been invited to attend Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots inaugural trip to Taiwan. Dr. Goodall’s lifetime achievement in primate research, paleoarcheology, conservation, wildlife protection, and environment protection, has its pinnacle in her current effort of global empowerment of youth through her Roots & Shoots Initiative. Designed as a school-based projects led by youth, Roots & Shoots invites young people all over the world to become involved in local issues involving people, animals, and environment. Students design actions to address issues of concern in their surrounding communities, thereby establishing a global network of youth-in-action to create a formidable force of change in the world.
Designed to make a difference in the world through one person at a time, we celebrate the opportunity to join forces with Dr. Goodall’s Roots & Shoots initiative and have the opportunity to meet her in person in Tainin. Students have been invited to submit a written proposal why they should be selected to attend. In preparation of the event, we will make a short video of our environmental activities in the school, thereby giving all students the opportunity to be included at least virtually in this extraordinary opportunity.
Courtesy of Dr. Teresa M. Tipton and Lauren Leach