United States
We helped the LAMP Optimist Club create, craft, and operate a fishing game to raise funds for the youth in our community. The game consists of plastic cups decorated as fish. Inside each cup are prizes. Children are allowed to play as long as they like after paying 50 cents and all children go away with smiles on their face because everyone gets a prize - a bottle of bubbles, stickers, a bouncy ball, a bracelet, animal erasers, etc.
United States
We will be mapping community assets and community challenges. K-12 and adult learners will gather data and help build topical maps on water resources, wildlife, farm lands, food production, indigenous resource sites, food gleaning sites, and waste recycling / soil building.
United States
The children who attend Family Fun Night, April 10, 2014 will each donate $1.00 to make a beaded pipe cleaner bracelet or kit for children in the hospital. Selected classrooms will be staffed with teachers to collect donations and hand out materials. Children and parents will put together the bracelets and kits. A school staff member will send out the total donation check and deliver the bracelets to the hospital.
Indonesia
Using the website openstreetmap.com students walked the community with GPS devices, note-pads and rough-sketch maps identifying all the roads, walkways and businesses. A group of students added this information onto the openstreetmap.com website.
Indonesia
A survey was designed that included questions about waste disposal habits, animal/pet care and number/age/gender of people living in households/compounds. This CORAL activity involved students working alongside MEI, conducting a door-to-door survey of our local community. The students, whilst collecting information, filmed interesting members of the local community as they spoke about their lives (as well as other cool things that they saw). The film footage was edited to make a collection of documentary style short-films.
Indonesia
We held bake sales, coin collection drives, sold t shirts and popcorn in order to support Dr. Ating in his efforts to save the forest in the Lore Lindu National Park in Sulawesi.
United States
we will replace the soil with good compost soil and plant non GMO seeds
United States
The project will provide family fun for the children of the community. Members will stuff easter eggs with toys, stickers, and candy, help set up perimeters, and moniter children during the hunt.
Tanzania
We have selected 5 primary and 5 secondary schools in this zone to work with. Once a week the primary and secondary students will meet together at a designated venue and time. The programme will be run in two parts: Part one: Development 4 Dance – World Dance Over the course of five weeks their lead teacher (Katina Goussetis from World Fusion Dance Co.) will introduce the students to a selection of international music and dance styles from around the globe. Styles will include those from South America, India, Africa, Middle East, Spain, Greece and Polynesia. Each week student will warm up to music from around the world and then we spend time exploring a couple of different dance styles each week. We will explore these styles through movement, pictures, video and dance demonstration. The level at which we explore these styles will be very basic, so that we have time to cover all styles. As the programme progresses there is the opportunity to look at the addition of intensive workshops that focus on a particular style and look at costume, music, dance and videos at length, providing students with a detailed insight into a particular style of dance. Part one of this programme will be self-funded by lead instructor Katina from World Fusion Dance, who will be donating her expertise, time and travel expenses to help with the establishment of the project. Obviously this model is not self-sustaining, so in partnership with Roots and Shoots we will look at funding options for future courses that we run. Part Two: Development 4 Dance – Tanzanian dance This program will be lead by a Tanzanian dance master and teach the students the music and dance of their nation. Again through dance demonstration, video samples and hopefully even guest performers we will be able to introduce the dances from different tribes across Tanzania. We envision that this part of the programme will culminate with a performance by the students for their family, friends and community members, hopefully inspiring more children of the community to join future courses. Part Two of this program is only possible through kind donation and funding from donors, organisation, family and friends as we will need to pay the Tanzanian teacher for her time, expertise and travel expenses. Katina from World Fusion will attempt to raise the necessary funds through her community, but any assistance from Roots & Shoots supporters would be gratefully accepted.
Indonesia
The Health is Wealth program is a holistic, interactive program that focuses on the Why, What and How of living a healthy life. The four pillars of the program are: Vitalism (My body is clever); Holism (My body is a complete factory where the whole is more than the sum of its parts); Naturalism (My body is natural); Humanism (I am friendly to my body). The Green School students are teaching the program in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

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