Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
People Served

What is your wish for this project?

My wish for this summer project is to increase awareness of the depletion of the rain forest in Borneo for the Palm Oil Industry. I would love to share this knowledge and experience with a local children's home in addition to my local Roots and Shoots group.

How did it go?

Amalia Fernand arrived in Florida from living in Borneo for the past year a few days prior to meeting with our group. She was generous enough to also volunteer her time to meet with local kids in a children's home a few days later. She was able to share her own personal videos and photographs of orangutans and other wildlife indigenous to Borneo. A map was shared with the children so that they could understand where Borneo is and see the third largest island in the world. We participated more