Raha Islam

Roots & Shoots Club Leader
Chang Jung Christian University

Raha Islam is part of the International Programme for Sustainable Development (IPSD) offered by Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU) where she is also involved in the Roots & Shoots (R&S) outreach programme by the Jane Goodall Institute. The R&S outreach programme seeks to empower young people to do their part in solving human, animal welfare, and environmental problems in their communities.

Raha’s journey with R&S began in 2014 with a handmade recycled jute bag that she presented to Dr Jane Goodall during a Roots & Shoots Award Ceremony in UAE. Today, she is a Roots & Shoots Club Leader sharing ideas, inspiring other youths and implementing successful community service projects to make a positive difference to people, animals, the environment and, ultimately, the planet. She hopes to share her passion as an environmental activist with others and to be an environmentalist in future.

Raha is a third culture kid, Bangladeshi by birth and raised in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).