We proudly have over 5,000 Roots & Shoots clubs in Tanzania. Each and every one o of them is helping to make the world a better place through their club projects. Let us tell you about some of them.
Shikula Secondary School
The Shikula Secondary School Roots & Shoots club has turned over a hector of land into an amazing farming project! They grow coffee, Chinese lettuce, avocado, papaya, cashews, cassava, and chili peppers. The students have built their own damn in a stream located on the school property so that they can collect water for their crops. In addition to growing food, this club also cares for a milk cow and over a dozen chickens. The food, milk, eggs and chickens feed the students and their families. And, when a student is in need of financial assistance, the club will sell one of their chickens to raise money.
Loleza Girls’ Secondary School
The Roots & Shoots club at Loleza Girls’ Secondary school has planted and cares for over 40 avocado trees. Every tree has two members that care for it. This includes carrying water by bucket every day to nourish each tree. These students are proud of the fact that their avocado trees will feed future generations of students for years to come. Another of their projects involves conserving and beautifying the school grounds. To accomplish this, they have planted lovely gardens that feature roses.
Nyombo Primary School
These primary school Roots & Shoots students are very wise and ambitious! They realized that their village did not grow any tasty bananas for eating; therefore, the members of their community had to travel to other villages to purchase bananas. They decided to experiment with growing bananas on their school grounds. And, after experimenting with different types of soil and plant species, they are now growing their own delicious bananas!
Mbete Primary School
These young Roots & Shoots members started their own tree nursery on donated land. They know both the scientific and English names of all of their trees! When they started their nursery, they took the initiative to go to the government forestry department to learn how to plant seedlings and perform tree grafting. They have become dedicated ambassadors for Tanzania’s environment.
Mringa Secondary School
The Mringa Roots & Shoots club has a thriving garden where they grow beans, corn, avocado, and bananas. The students sell their fruits and vegetables and use the income to help students in need, keep their garden thriving and fund other Roots & Shoots projects.
Sokoine Primary School
Sokoine Primary School has a very special Roots & Shoots member. Fedrick Fowahedi’s Father is a traditional healer and is teaching is son this ancient practice. Fedrick is, in turn, teaching his fellow students about the healing properties of plants growing on their school property!