International Travel: Jane in Italy

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 2:46pm

On June 2, 2013, Jane met with a choir of 800 children in Perugia, Italy, in the city’s Piazza IV Novembre. Throughout the school year, the children took part in Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots and studied Jane’s life and work. The choir was directed by Francesca Rossi who presented the album "Worms, Chickens, Chimpanzees" by Egea Small. 

Did you know that Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots spans more than 120 countries, including Italy, and has served 4,267,730 people since its start in 1991? Find out more about Roots & Shoots by visiting

Jane and Daniela de Donno Mannini (right), president of JGI-Italy, enjoying the day’s event in Perugia. In 1998, JGI-Italy began supporting the Sanganigwa Children's Home in Kigoma, Tanzania. To learn more, please visit


During her Perugia visit, Jane also took part in a stage performance at the Teatro Morlacchi in which she reflected on her life and career in the company of musicians Gabriele Mirabassi and Wolfgang Netzer. The event was held in collaboration with the Comune di Perugia and the Regional Agency for Environmental Conservation.











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