Prop Roots wants all Jingpo children to be brought up in a suitable educational environment that fosters positive self-esteem and healthy development.
Our Slogan: Empower Jingpo children with their own culture, their own creativity!
Our next important step is to build a PROJECT CENTER for doing more and better activities regularly and while permanently based in a Jingpo village, and for lodging volunteers from around the globe, and other guests that wish to contribute: educators, researchers and artists.
The foundation of this project lies in the 20-year strong bond of founder Dr. Anton Lustig with the Jingpo people. After many years of fieldwork and research on their
language, he and the project team now focus on offering the Jingpo children creative and language education combined with various ways of intercultural exchange. Dr. Anton Lustig himself is also a painter and a musician.
Buiding confidence is the key of our project. In our Summer camps, Jingpo kids become teachers, sharing local knowledge of nature and Jingpo culture with kids from big cities, during which they naturally aquire happiness and pride of their homeland and themselves.
We already did a lot of holiday activities in Jingpo villages - on our own expense - but now are making our Next Big Step: to build our PROJECT CENTER, which will enable us to do bigger activities for the Jingpo kids, and be permanently based in the Jingpo mountains, while also enabling volunteers, researchers and other good-willing people from all over the world to stay in the village.
We aren't starters anymore, but this is indeed the first time we are petitioning for money.
The construction of our PROJECT CENTER turned out to be much more expensive than previously thought, with labor costs are just as high as in the cities, and material costs even much higher, whereas the required anti-earthquake measurements are also rocketing our budget.