As you may have heard, the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been troubled in the last two decades. A big part of the problem is the illegal mining for coltan, gold and tin that make life hard for both the local people and the animals. These are used in the creation of components for use in our mobile phones and in other electronic devices such as the laptop, the gps, camera etc.
JGI carries out essential conservation work in the unprotected area between the Kahuzi Biega and the Maiko National Parks in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
To achieve its goals and make the local people’s life a little bit easier, the Jane Goodall Institute has water sanitation and hospital renovating programmes to increase the health of local people. Poor people often find it hard to protect nature. So, JGI also implements the Roots & Shoots programme in a total of 53 schools in Goma town, Walikale and Lubutu territories, builds schools and educates children about the importance of our closest relatives, chimps and gorillas and other wildlife in the area.
With the money raised through the campaign we can:
- provide equipment / supplies for schools and teachers’ materials.
- renovate / build schools so children learn in better conditions.
- educate children about the importance of the forest they live in and the animals they share it with.
- make sure that the teachers and head masters have offices they deserve.