DUBAI - DP World, the global trade enabler, has signed a three-year partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute to support the growth of its international humanitarian and environmental youth programme, Roots & Shoots.
The Jane Goodall Institute is a collection of 24 global community conservation organisations that advance the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace.
The partnership with DP World is being led by the Jane Goodall Institute in the UK.
One of the Jane Goodall Institute's key programmes, Roots & Shoots is a worldwide movement of thousands of passionate young people who are empowered to make a significant impact across more than 60 countries. Whether it's natural disasters, homelessness, pollution or climate change, Roots & Shoots groups are embracing challenges and creating real positive change across the globe.
Through free resources for teachers and team leaders, Roots & Shoots groups are undertaking project work to address the challenges facing planet earth for animals (including domestic animals), the human community and the environment – focusing on both local change and international projects resulting in global impact.
The partnership with DP World will support the expansion of existing Roots & Shoots groups and the development of new groups, both in the UAE and around the world, including the provision of a new schools outreach officer. It will also support the creation of new Roots & Shoots resources focusing on the Marine Ecosystem and embedding activities that build on the Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and logistical skills required to work in the Maritime and Logistics Industries.
Dr. Goodall said, "Roots & Shoots is empowering young people to make a difference in their local communities in over 60 countries worldwide. DP World is a major global corporation, and it is heartening to know that they are committed to making positive change for people and the environment. All around the globe, DP World staff share the Roots & Shoots goal of protecting our planet and by partnering together we hope to enable more young people to become the compassionate change-makers our world needs."
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, said, "DP World aims to engage and inspire young people about global trade and logistics. We are proud to partner with the Jane Goodall Institute. Through the Roots & Shoots programme, we want to encourage collaborative learning to support young people to identify opportunities to contribute to the future of their communities sustainably."
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