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Thu 15 Mar 2007
20 Mar 2007: 6:30pm: "Sowing Seeds for Global Peace"
Category : talks
Roots & Shoots Singapore, a program of the Jane Goodall Institute
"Sowing Seeds for Global Peace
By Kelly Kok
Tue 20 March 2007, 6:30-8:30pm
Venue: Nature Society (Singapore)
Who should attend - Conservation, education and outreach officers of NGOs and government organizations in fields of youth development, environmental conservation and animal welfare.
About the Talk - Last year when Dr Jane Goodall visited Singapore, teachers and students who attended her talk were visibly inspired. A group of educators and volunteers formed the local branch of the Jane Goodall Institute to promote the Roots & Shoots (R&S) program locally. We have invited Ms Kelly Kokto give a series of talks to schools and the public. She will be sharing with us more about the R&S program, the benefits of becoming a member and examples and best practices from Roots & Shoots projects worldwide.
About the Speaker - Kelly Kok has been the Executive Director of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in Taiwan since 1999. She is responsible for planning and delivery of local and regional programs and services, fund-raising, board administration and financial management. Originally from Singapore, she has a Bachelor of Art's degree in Chinese Literature from the National Taiwan Normal University, and is a Certified Conference Interpreter. She frequently shares with students, educators, parents and the public on the success of the R&S program in Taiwan and how every individual in each R&S member country can also play a role to show care and concern for our community and the environment.
More information about Roots & Shoots can be found at: rootsandshoots.org.
Source: Vilma D'Rozario