About Community Mapping
In Africa, the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) experts in conservation use mapping to improve communities around chimpanzee habitats with the involvement of local, indigenous knowledge. At Roots & Shoots, young people are the experts! You will use the same strategy as JGI's scientists and field experts to explore your local community and identify areas to make a difference with a tool called Community Mapping. This program empowers young poeple to contribute to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development - Goal #11 - Sustainable and Inclusive Communities.
Students map their local community, together identify local environmental problems and work out a solution. Not only does it encourage students to get active, go outdoors and make positive changes in their surrounding area, it also helps develop students’ soft skills such as teamwork, observation and creative thinking. Digital mapping can also be included as part of the program for those who are tech-savvy and interested in using geo-tech.
JGI-HK also offers subsidy scheme of $1500HKD per groups of 8 student.