Anitha is thrilled to celebrate the 50th episode of the podcast with Lauren Saville, the manager for the Roots & Shoots program at the Jane Goodall Institute Canada.
The goals of the Roots and Shoots program and this podcast are very similar—empowering and supporting youth who are making a positive difference for animals, people and the environment.
Lauren talks about how this program has grown since it was started by Dr. Goodall back in 1991 in Tanzania.
Lauren also shares how schools, communities and individual students can apply to be a part of the Roots and Shoots program and qualify for a grant.
As a thank you to Lauren for coming on the podcast, Anitha donated to the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada.
To learn more about JGI Canada, please check out their website: https://janegoodall.ca/
Twenty-one-year-old, Emily Redford from Ontario, Canada joins Anitha to talk about her experience caring for animals in different parts of the world.
Emily has travelled to India, Hyderbad, Egypt, Panama and Greece to volunteer with local animal rescues.
Though she is not ‘officially’ trained in animal health care, Emily is totally hands-on and assists with before and after surgery care, sedating animals and monitoring them during surgical procedures, and of course offering comfort to the animals.
Emily shares both the best and difficult parts of volunteering in these places.
As a thank you to Emily for sharing her story, Anitha donated to Animal Warriors Conservation Society. This is one of the groups Emily volunteered with while she was in India. This NGO helps animals through conservation, rescuing injured wildlife, and raising awareness about animal-related issues within communities.
To learn more about the animal organizations Emily volunteered with, click on the following links:
People For Animals: https://pfahyd.org/
Furever Foster: https://www.fureverfoster.org/
Naxos Wildlife Protection: https://naxoswildlifeprotection.com/
Sea Turtle Conservancy: https://conserveturtles.org/