Education

Population & Chimpanzee Conservation

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is dedicated to the conservation of chimpanzees and the African forests that they call home.

Program Spotlight: Girl's Scholarship Project

In many rural communities throughout Africa, girls must take a back seat to boys when it comes to education.
 
Due to limited economic resources, families often have to choose which of their children are sent to school and who will stay to help the household. In the vast majority of these cases, boys are selected to attend school while girls end up remaining in the home.

Program Spotlight: Girl's Peer Education Project

Would you believe that something as simple as access to feminine hygiene products can drastically improve the life and future of a girl in Africa? 

Sadly, many girls in Africa never finish their schooling. In fact, due to many families’ strained economic resources, many never even begin their education.

Making a Difference: Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Produced by National Geographic Television, this short video highlights Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the global youth program of the Jane Goodall Institute which was founded by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students in 1991.

100 Day Countdown to 2013 International Day of Peace

In 100 days, on September 21, 2013, people will come together around the world to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace. As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon notes in his 100-day countdown message, this year’s theme of Education for Peace recognizes the importance of education in fostering global citizenship, cultivating mutual respect, and forging peace instead of conflict. As a UN Messenger of Peace, Dr.

Dr. Goodall Promotes Global Education in Taiwan

During a recent stop in Taiwan, Dr. Goodall read to a young girl named Nadine. As she tours the world, Dr. Goodall constantly encourages young people to take action to improve this planet we call home. The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) knows this cannot happen without education based on the Institute's experience working with the world's children, particularly young women in Africa. In Tanzania, for example, JGI actively promotes girls' education because it has found that improving literacy rates among women improves the well-being of the communities in which they live. 

JGI Celebrates World Health Day!

Today, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations and individuals around the globe in commemorating World Health Day.

JGI is committed to supporting a broad array of measures that ensure the health of local communities in areas where we work to protect chimpanzees and their habitat. By improving the health of these rural populations, we can significantly enhance their quality of life and enable them to become partners in conserving the natural resources upon which they depend.

Celebrating 20 Years of Making the World a Better Place

Over the last two decades, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots has grown into a worldwide network of young people dedicated to making the world a better place. 

Bringing Meaningful Service to the Classroom

With the Roots & Shoots Service Learning curriculum teachers now have the tools they need to align their students’ classroom learning with meaningful service experiences.

One Million Hours of Service

Through their service learning campaigns, Roots & Shoots members are working to hit a goal of reaching one million hours of service donated to their communities. Every hour counts. 

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From the Ground to the Cloud: Transforming Chimpanzee Conservation with High-Tech Tools

 

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.