Shanghai Roots and Shoots
Shanghai Roots & Shoots advances the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment of all living things.
The goals of all Roots & Shoots programs are:
•To implement positive change through active learning about, caring for, and interacting with the environment;
•To enhance understanding between individuals of different cultures, ethnic groups, religions, socio-economic levels, and nations through our global communication network;
•To help young people develop self-respect, confidence in themselves, and hope for the future.
AustCham Shanghai supports the KidStrong Dental and Eye Care Expansion. Through the program the children from partner migrant schools are educated on the importance of good personal hygiene and healthy eating habits. The children receive eye exams and dental checkups as part of the program.