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“Roots make a firm foundation; shoots seem small, but to reach to the light they can break apart brick walls…hundreds and thousands of Roots & Shoots – young people like you – around the globe can break through and make the world a better place for all living things.”

Dr. Jane Goodall

110

COUNTRIES

8000

GROUPS GLOBALLY

What is Roots & Shoots?

Roots & Shoots (R&S) is a global environmental, animal welfare, and humanitarian youth outreach programme in 110 countries. R&S empowers young people to do their part in solving human, animal welfare, and environmental problems in their communities.

R&S gives the younger generation a platform to help solve problems around them through projects incorporating leadership and project management skills. This gives the young individuals confidence as they realise that they can make a positive difference to people, animals and the environment and, ultimately, the planet.

As a unique global youth network, R&S offers local students access to an international web of like-minded young people. The R&S groups in Singapore have the chance to connect with 8000 other groups around the world to share their experiences and build partnerships through cultural exchange.

Using Roots & Shoots to Deliver Singapore Ministry of Education’s Values in Action (VIA)

VIA is a learning experience that is part of the Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) and aims to help students become socially responsible citizens by stepping forward and taking ownership of their contributions to the community.

The philosophy of VIA is aligned with what R&S stands for, with both aiming to nurture young people to play an active role in identifying issues and taking steps to contribute to the community. In 2015, MOE agreed that R&S is a tool that schools can use to deliver VIA.

If you have specific questions about how your school can use R&S to deliver VIA, please get in touch with us.

Want to start a Roots & Shoots group?

“Starting the Ci Yuan Roots & Shoots Group has been an amazing experience. Roots & Shoots certainly lives up to its mission of empowering youths to make a difference to the world we live in. Apart from providing our team with advice in planning and implementing our community projects, the Roots & Shoots programme has also exposed us to issues beyond our shores through its global network of youth organisations. Our involvement with Roots & Shoots has strengthened our belief that “the power of youth is global”, and we are definitely looking forward to bringing advocacy to greater heights in the years to come!“ – Ci Yuan Roots & Shoots Community Group

Whether you’re a teacher or student, we can help you start an R & S group, and guide you along the way in identifying projects to work on and managing your projects. Get in touch with us and we’ll help get you started. You can also visit our global R&S website. But first, why don’t you have a look at some projects that other Roots & Shoots groups have done over the years.

Want to start a Roots & Shoots group?

“Starting the Ci Yuan Roots & Shoots Group has been an amazing experience. Roots & Shoots certainly lives up to its mission of empowering youths to make a difference to the world we live in. Apart from providing our team with advice in planning and implementing our community projects, the Roots & Shoots programme has also exposed us to issues beyond our shores through its global network of youth organisations. Our involvement with Roots & Shoots has strengthened our belief that “the power of youth is global”, and we are definitely looking forward to bringing advocacy to greater heights in the years to come!“ – Ci Yuan Roots & Shoots Community Group

Whether you’re a teacher or student, we can help you start an R & S group, and guide you along the way in identifying projects to work on and managing your projects. Get in touch with us and we’ll help get you started. You can also visit our global R&S website. But first, why don’t you have a look at some projects that other Roots & Shoots groups have done over the years.

Past Roots & Shoots Projects

Raffles Girls’ School’s (RGS) Monkey Business Team

Sensory Trail Walks with Singapore American School’s SAVE Club

Close to Man. Closer to Extinction. (NUS)

Ambassadors for Nature with NParks

Start your very own Roots & Shoots project today.