When we were kids, my brother and I used to sneak frogs into the house to play with them, in all secrecy and unknown to our parents. At some point, we even raised one from barely jumping to fully grown adult. Every weekend, we would stay over at my grandmother’s place situated just next to a stream and at night we would fall asleep to the sound of frogs croaking in harmony. But I must say that thanks to SAVE THE FROGS! – an organization I got to know through an online poetry contest I entered back in 2011 – I keep on learning amazing frog facts that have not only made me further understand those little jumping creatures, but that have as well, made me appreciate and acknowledge their importance in the sustainability of the ecosystem, for the survival of mankind globally, and especially in my tropical island, Mauritius.
Jaleela Hassennally sporting a SAVE THE FROGS! shirt.
I am grateful to SAVE THE FROGS! for giving me the opportunity of organizing the first ever SAVE THE FROGS! event in Mauritius in 2012 and it has been an honor for me to keep spreading the word in my best ability ever since. This project that has become an important issue for my heart and soul.
Phoenix, Mauritius Island