COMBATING TRADE IN AFRICAN PANGOLIN IN LAGOS STATE NIGERIA THROUGH CONSERVATION EDUCATION CLUBS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
THE PROJECT IS MEANT TO (1)CREATE AWARENESS OF THE ECOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF PANGOLIN ,TO (2)THE CONDEMN ILLEGAL TRADE IN PANGOLIN'S (3)TO CHANGE CHILDREN ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR TO TRADE IN PANGOLIN AND PANGOLIN PRODUCTS (4) TO SPREAD CONSERVATION MESSAGES THROUGH CHILDREN TO THE ADULT POPULATION AS AN AGENT OF CHANGE
The project will create a discussion about the season, changes that happen during that season, how animals adapt, and how people adapt. The seasonal scene will ignite a creative response that the students will write and illustrate creating a seasonal class book.
We sell bracelets made by indigenous tribes in Paraguay, Brazil, and Ecuador. By doing this we are directly funding education in Paraguay; implanting students to have a desire for higher education, and we are providing resources to the Toba tribe in Paraguay. In Brazil we buy bracelets and directly fund a stove top project; creates stoves for poverty stricken families while reducing carbon emissions. Finally in Ecuador we work with Tuntiak Katan, an activist who is raising awareness about the environmental detrition in Ecuador along with preserving Ecuadorian culture and tradition. We want to create social change in our communities by using Social Entrepreneurship as the solution.
Our project will support the nonprofit organization of Abilis and raise awareness and support of those with developmental disabilities and how they are people just like us who need support and deserve the rights to a good life.
My Roots & Shoots team and I began fundraising at a grassroots level in our community with people we knew well and could easily explain the mission of the Jane Goodall Institute and the role Roots & Shoots plays within the organization. As we began to heighten awareness, speak to groups, create a continuous presence in the media and talk about Dr. Goodall's life work and mission, donations have steadily increased. As awareness increases so do donations. Some of the funding we collect are made anonymously through pigs (see photo below) we have placed throughout our community and do quite well raising funds with them.