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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 06:58

We have joined Jane Goodall's Shoots & Roots Program!

We are very happy to announce that we have joined the Jane Goodall Shoots & Roots Program as a new member! 

The Shoots & Roots program was developed by the renowned Jane Goodall as a platform to empower and involve the younger generations in a community to take action and work for creating community-based solutions to big challenges. As we believe that the mission and goal of DAKTARI is very much aligned with the aim of the Shoots & Roots Program, it seemed natural to join.

In addition to the reputation of Mrs. Goodall and her legacy, joining this project will allow DAKTARI to take part in a large network of similar organisations, creating connections to share experiences and methods to empower the younger people. Moreover, the educational program which they provide as part of the project is something of great interest to us as it will serve to develop our own curriculum for both the children who visit the farm, as well as those who DAKTARI provides support for in the neighbouring communities through outreach projects such as Eco-Club.

As part of joining the project, the partner associations are encouraged to begin three projects lead by the young people of the affected communities involving children, animals, and the environment. With this in mind, our Animal Caretaker Sara began the 'My Dog My Friend' campaign with the children from the local Eco-Club. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about the importance of keeping clean and healthy dogs for the health of the community, as well as how to take care of them. With the involvement of the children we can already see some results!

Through this program we believe that we can go further in our shared objective of turning learners into leaders! Read more about the larger picture of the project here!

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