Through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) trains young people to become effective community leaders. By spearheading projects in their communities that seek to improve the environment and benefit people and animals, Roots & Shoots youth learn what it takes to be an effective leader.
While back in England after the Tournament of Roses festivities, Jane sent the following message to share far and wide:
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For Immediate Release: “An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall and Friends” Comes to the Warner Grand Theatre January 4
Event Honors Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
San Pedro, CA – December X, 2012 – On Friday, January 4, 2013, friends of world-renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will host a fundraising event at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, Calif. The event will include an evening of musical entertainment and wonderful stories from a lifetime of adventure told by Dr. Goodall.
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.
Tanzanian Emmanuel Mtiti is director of the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Landscape-Scale Community-Centered Conservation Program in the Gombe-Masito-Ugalla area of western Tanzania. An experienced and knowledgeable program manager, Mtiti has successfully directed and managed a wide range of projects focused on natural resource management, conservation and health.