Renowned primatologist, Jane Goodall, was in Singapore this week to deliver an inaugurating speeh to this years Biology in Asia International Conference.
With an air of peace and a stance of confidence, she addressed international scientists, conservationists, students, and individuals who care about the state of the environment, about the importance of getting involved and playing a part, no matter how small.
She spoke of her years as a young scientist studying Chimpanzees in Africa. She was with without degree nor money, and had to work hard to finally meet someone who would sponsor her work in the country of her dreams.
Her remarkable stories of faith, determination, belief, and beauty, moved the audience and even drew some to tears.
What was most intended, however, was to motivate people into action. To inspire.
The Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things; creating healthy ecosystems, promoting sustainable livelihoods and nurturing new generations of committed, active citizens around the world.
This outstanding woman demonstrates through her compassion, patience and effectiveness, that there is, reason for hope, and that everyone has a role to play.
Roots and Shoots is a program founded by Dr. Jane Goodall to engage and inspire youth through community service and service learning. This global program emphasizes the principle that knowledge leads to compassion, which inspires action. All Roots & Shoots groups show care and concern in three areas: the human community, animals, and the environment. Won't you be a part of it?