The Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Fundraising Event

The Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Fundraising Event
  Jul 15, 2016

The Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Fundraising Event

Hon. January Makamba, (MP), Minister of State, Vice President’s Office - Union and Environment ( with paper) while participating in fundraising event organized by the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots on 9 July 2016 in Dar es Salaam.

Brief on Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Motive: “Our Planet, Our Future, My Responsibility : Restore Nature Through Planting Trees”

Who is the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots:

The Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) global youth-led community action program, comprised of thousands of young people inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall to make the world a better place.

Dr. Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues.

In this year, 2016, the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is marking 25 years since Dr. Jane Goodall started the first Roots & Shoots group of 12 students from Tanzania who were concerned about their environment.

Growing from 12 students in Dar es Salaam, the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots has spread all over Tanzania and in over 100 countries, engaging in grassroots activities for the greater impacts. Young people from kindergarten, primary schools, secondary, tertiary education, community clubs and universities are making big differences to promote better environments, animals and human communities.

Why Fundraising Event of 9 July 2016 in Dar es Salaam.

  • There are 400,000 hectares of estimated trees are lost yearly in Tanzania (Source: Vice President’s Office)
  • There are 150,000 tonnes of bio fuel are consumed daily in Dar es Salaam
  • To offset this, the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots need to plant more than 4.5ml trees/year in DSM
  • Target is to raise 50,000 seedlings of various uses (panamental, ornamental, shed, biofuel, medicinal values, soil conservation, fruits)
  • 10 million Tsh is the cost of raising this target of 50,000 seedlings in 20 pilot schools in Dar-es-Salaam