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Author: Chief Agent Marcheva

I am the Assistant to the Executive Director for Education of the Jane Goodall Institute, and am based at the JGI London office.

Exciting grants available for nature projects

Our partners at Grow Wild UK are looking for creative people aged 14-18 who are buzzing with project ideas to help the environment. Is this you? Grow Wild is offering £500 grants for creative projects anywhere in the UK. They’re looking for creative ideas that demonstrate why UK native plants and fungi are so special. […]

An Inspiring Day at our UAE Awards

Our Roots & Shoots UAE Awards, supported by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) was held at the beautiful Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi in the presence of Dr Jane Goodall who presented 12 awards to UAE school members. The following schools put up inspiring displays: Al Ittihad National Private School, Abu Dhabi; Al Rawafed Private School; American […]

Bring colour and wildlife to your school and help our bees and other pollinators

This year, we have partnered once again with the national education initiative, Grow Wild, to supply your school with free UK native wildflower seeds in April 2020. You will also receive an email with step-by-step growing advice to help your group grow flowers this year and next. We love to inspire positive actions for nature with new learning, community […]

Fundraising for Redwings Horse Sanctuary

A group of Year 6 Roots & Shoots students at TASIS England American School, did chores for a week to raise money to sponsor 5 horses and 1 donkey at Redwings Horse Sanctuary. To earn money, each student kept a chore chart at home and recorded extra work done around the house to help out […]

The best Christmas presents

Why not consider a special gift for your family and friends this Christmas. One that supports conservation projects and the work of JGI, from books and DVDs to cuddly toys and adopting a chimp https://www.janegoodall.org.uk/merchandise https://www.janegoodall.org.uk/membership If you haven’t sent your Christmas cards out yet, why not get them from https://www.doodleswithmydaughter.co.uk/shop, where a percentage of the […]

Never give up – the story of Wounda

When this special chimpanzee arrived at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre (TCRC) she was named Wounda meaning ‘close to death’ and never was a chimpanzee more aptly named. Only through the amazing skills of resident vet, Rebeca Atencia and Wounda’s determination to get better did she pull through. Wounda grew from strength to strength and […]

Most Outstanding Individual Award – A dream come true – An afternoon with Jane Goodall!

When I found out I could actually spend a one on one time Jane Goodall I was shocked but excited. Our journey to Jane started off after a busy day at school, in ACCRINGTON. In the morning we couldn’t rest, as we were so excited to meet Jane. We caught the train from the station […]

A truly inspirational youth summit – One Young World

At the heart of every global threat is a failure of leadership. This new generation is the most informed, most educated, most connected generation in human history. One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world. The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young […]