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R&S 25 years

Growing Together

Every second year, the Jane Goodall Institute invites its young Roots&Shoots members to talk about their projects and celebrate the success of their commitments. On the 12th of May 2016, the Jane Goodall Institute Belgium will invite 80 young people involved in animal welfare, environmental, and/or social projects to come to the seat of the Brussels Parliament to share their experiences and develop their project management skills. To put it in a nutshell, the Roots&Shoots Summit gives young activists a chance to “Grow Together”!

This event will showcase the students and their community and environmental projects. Not only will they have a chance to discuss their experiences and to learn skills which will help them manage their projects, they will also have the opportunity to meet British primatologist, Dr. Jane Goodall!

In the morning, young people aged 12-18 will be split into small groups. Our moderators will lead discussions about project planning, leadership and communication. The afternoon will be devoted to an exhibition of the actual projects and to the plenary session, in the presence Dr. Jane Goodall. The highlight of the day will be the awards ceremony, when Jane will present prizes to the three best projects.

Programme: Roots&Shoots Summit 2016

9h00 – 9h30 Registration and seating
9h30 – 9h45 Welcome word by the JGI Belgium team
9h45 – 11h45 Training workshops. Development of leadership and project planning skills. (The young people will be divided into 4-6 groups, focusing on various skills. Restricted to young people aged 12-18.)
11h45 – 12h00 Hanging of the posters showing all the projects run by R&S groups throughout the year.
12h00 – 13h00 Lunch and exhibition of projects.
13h00 – 14h20 Plenary session introduced by Jane Goodall and Q&A.
14h20 – 14h35 Break
14h35 – 15h10 Presentation from 3 groups selected by our jury.
15h10 – 16h00 Presentation of diplomas to all groups by Stacey King, who supports R&S, and pictures with Jane Goodall.

25 years of Roots&Shoots

Did you know that Roots&Shoots celebrates its 25th anniversary this year? Thousands of young people have already been involved with the programme and have developed the skills they need to cope with our ever-changing world. Members of Roots&Shoots are known for their excellent grasp of environmental challenges and learn to develop sound judgment and problem-solving skills. Many young people are proactive and able to take responsibility and to work as a part of teams. Furthermore, through this global programme, they are able to communicate with other young people throughout the world.

You can join them! Come to the Roots & Shoots Summit 2016 and launch the programme within your own school!

Interested? Then sign up before 4th March!

Sign up

In order to ensure that as many schools and projects as possible can attend, JGI Belgium has decided to limit attendance to five from any one school.

Questions? Send us an e-mail: rootsandshoots@janegoodall.be

With the kind support of the Brussels Parliament and the President of the assembly.


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