Roots creep underground everywhere and make a firm foundation. Shoots seem very weak, but to reach the light, they can break open brick walls. Imagine that the brick walls are all the problems we have inflicted on our planet. Hundreds of thousands of roots & shoots, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world, can break through these walls. We CAN change the world.
– Dr. Jane Goodall
Many of you may know of the inspiring legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, who is best known for her pioneering work with chimpanzees in Tanzania and for her conservation efforts around the world. Roots and Shoots, a program of the Jane Goodall Institute, is a global initiative through which “young people identify problems in their communities and take action.”
This year, Triple Exposure students are participating in the Roots and Shoots Drop of Hope Water Photography Project, which “encourages youth participation in celebrating bodies of water, building awareness about water issues, as well as creating and enjoying art.”
To date, we have submitted two photos from the class trip to the Al-Badan Water Park outside of Nablus, taken by photo students Mohammed Salihi and Muntaser Khaled.
Visit the project’s online gallery to see our students’ photos, in addition to water photos submitted by youth from all around the world!