Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots UAE

Roots & Shoots encourages children to implement practical positive change for people, animals and the environment by providing teachers with free resources and a place to share their success stories with the world.

Bridging Hope and Action

The Jane Goodall Institute Tapestry of Hope Map

Tuesday 12th December at COP28, featuring leadership from the Jane Goodall Institute and a recorded message from Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace.

Full program details and live stream: https://www.iucn.org/cop28programme

Colin Firth and Jane Goodall in 2009

Supported by Colin Firth

“It has been exciting to see the development of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots in the UAE over the past decade. Roots & Shoots’ mission is to ensure a sustainable planet for future generations by engaging young people in positive action. Young environmental stewards being supported in the UAE is very inspiring”
Colin Firth

Join Our Twinning Programme

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots manages a twinning programme between schools in the UAE and schools in the United Kingdom.

This is a great opportunity to learn about another group’s homeland, environment, wildlife, culture, religion and languages. Use technology such as email and video conferencing to give your students a personalised look at your partner school and its students and activities. The perspectives you gain from another culture will encourage your students to express themselves clearly.

Find out more »

Our Members

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots has members from all over the UAE.

You can find out more about our members here or see where they all are on our map.

Jane Goodall Hopecast

Dr Jane Goodall’s podcast takes listeners on a one-of-a-kind journey as they learn from her extraordinary life, hear from changemaking guests from every arena and become awed by a growing movement sparked by Jane and fuelled by hope.

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