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Jungle Classroom – 18th April 2010

Good day everyone!

We had a great time during our recent Jungle Classroom! Parents and kids got together for an amazing outdoor experience!

Our Sunday morning started will a little drizzle but that all went away with the footsteps of the little ones! The kids were as young as 2 and they were simply WOW! A bunch of clever kids they were…questions kept on coming, and little fingers were pointing at every possible directions!

They learned a lot from the jungle… they found the pine cones, brazillian nuts, saga seeds, magical blue leaves (Peacock Ferns), ate wild purple berries, caught fishes, shrimps, nymphs (this one is usually hard to find! The parents and kids were the ones who caught them), tadpoles and created their very own leaf stamp!!!

It was a great day for us, the parents and the young participants…..

We have another class coming up on the 25th April 2010.

You can get further details here : TATANA ROOTS (Facebook) and view the PICTURES too!

We would like to thank parents/aunt and their young ones for the splendid, educational time…Especially thanks to our amazing group of volunteers – You all are our strength 🙂

Enjoy the pictures!

The Jungle Classroom

We believe that children are the preserver of the environment. They are the Ambassador of Nature…With that in mind, we are dedicated in ensuring that every child has the privilege to learn about the abundance of nature and know why they should protect it from harm.
Besides that, for us adults, it is not too late to learn to love and be the protector of Mother Nature. Years of experience has allowed Tatana Roots to carefully designed environmental based programmes for all to experience!

Our mission:

To reach out to as many people as possible to learn to LOVE nature and its inhabitants…. and PROTECT them…for one will only love nature if you get to experience it personally!

Groups we handle:

1. Kids as young as 2 years old

2. Special children/adult

3. Students

3. Youth onwards

What we can offer:

1. Specially tailored environmental education programmes such as Creek Scientist, Jungle Scientist, Insect Catching, Nature Art, Amphibian studies etc
2. Outdoor activities – hiking, caving, camping,
white-water rafting, abseiling, flying fox, learn to live with aboriginal people of Malaysia and many more
3. Fancy organising a birthday party, picnic, or gathering in the forest? Let us know…We can do that for you…!

If you are interested:

E-mail us at tatanaroots@gmail.com

or call 012-3162627

You can also find us on the Facebook

Stories – SOON

We will keep you updated!

In the Memory of Ahha Bah Udal

Ahha Bah Udal

The memory lives on… A good friend of ours past away on the 4th of March 2010, 1130hr. It is a great loss to the Ulu Geroh Semai community as he was their pillar of strength and he was in his own unique way, their Saviour. Friends from afar gathered at Ulu Geroh to pay their last respect to Ahha, a gem of a person.

Ahha as known to most of us was a very kind,helpful, warm and hardworking person. Even when he was ill, he would continue working as he knows his people’s future is in his hands. We had the honour of working with him in our 1st ‘I Have a Book Project’. With the success of our project, he hoped that we would do it again and offered to take us to other kampungs in the future so that other Orang Asli children can enjoy what the children in Ulu Geroh have.  It is sad that we can’t do it with him, but we promise to carry on his wish….and reach out to more children…

No one can replace this amazing man.  Our hope is that his legacy lives on…He shall never be forgotten as his dreams and spoken words will linger in our memories…

May You Rest in Peace, dear friend….

‘I Have A Book Project’ brought SMILES to the children of Ulu Geroh!

The visit to the first kampung was a SUCCESS! We collected about 134 NEW books for the children of Ulu Geroh. Plus , a very good friend of ours initiated the ‘Xmas Shoe box Party’ where we got our family and friends to fill up gifts in a shoe box. We ended up packing them individually because we did not have enough shoe box gifts to give away. The good news is that we managed to pack 84 GIFTS 🙂 !!!

The most satisfying part of the journey was the look on all the kids faces when they received the books and gifts you all donated. They did not expect to get anything close to that.  All we could see was the twinkle in their eyes, the smile on their curious faces, the careful fingers unwraping their gifts as they did not want to tear off our handmade gift wrappers, and the joy we see as soon as they see what is underneath that piece of wrapper. HEARTFELT….

That was all we needed! I had tears in my eyes…. Makes us want to continue doing this project for as long as we can!!!!

We had fun with the kids, the adults joined in as well. They were very thankful and felt our presence was a blessing. One mother told me that her young daughter of 3 years old has been asking her for a tea set toy for months. Much to her surprise, and thanks to YOU, her daughter was a picture of happiness when the 3 year old unwrapped her gift and saw the little pink tea set! Her mother said, ‘ Tuhan jawab doa saya dan hantar kamu ‘ ( ‘ God has answered my prayer by sending you’ )… My, that was one of the best compliments I have ever received!

We would like to thank our families, friends, friends of friend,  staffs of MDL (Uptown) & Canon Malaysia for the kind contributions. Without your amazing SUPPORT, this project will not be able to take-off. It was a great, humbling experience for those who have joined us during the road trip and we would love to have you on our next trip. THANK YOU once again!

To Ahha,Kak Saripah, Insan, Angah, the chefs and the children of Kg. Ulu Geroh, TERIMA KASIH BANYAK-BANYAK!!!

Let’s not see this as a charity, see it as you sharing part of what you are with the children 🙂

We are now working on our second ‘I Have a Book Project’…. YOU can join us this time!!!. LET’s MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Kindly visit the website for updates….

**** Click on the pictures to show you the beginning of our noble project…. ENJOY! ****

More BOOKS :)

Hey everyone,

We now have 70 books for the kids!

Thank you to YOU! For those who would like to be part of this, you still have till the 9th Dec 09. We are going to meet the children of Kg. Ulu Geroh on the 11th Dec 09. Keep it coming!

For the Children,

Tatana Roots