On Monday 31 October NaDEET hosted a special evening celebration at their Centre to mark the end of the three year RUG for Sustainability action.
Representatives from the schools and communities of Rietoog, Uibes and Gochas, as well as the main donor, the European Union attended. Whilst we were thrilled to celebrate our achievements, it was also sad to say good bye to the people we have worked with so closely for three years. We hope they will keep NaDEET’s vision in their hearts and carry the torch that we have lit together into the future, thus ensuring a more sustainable planet for us all.
Spring time has arrived. Our Worm-cure Albizia is in full bloom in front of our office in the Namib Desert. NaDEET Centre said good bye to the first of another nine groups coming this trimester. The RUG team is in full action having brightened up the N. Mutschuana school yard with new picnic benches for their solar cooking area.
Temperatures were very low in the last two weeks, ‘felt like - 4 degree to me’ says our Technical Director but it was actually -2 degrees. This could be confirmed using the recently installed weather stations at two of the RUG schools (still to be installed at the 3rd school after school holidays). The principal of Edward Frederick PS said, “We will use the data collected daily and make it part of the Mathematics lesson as the learners struggle a lot with Maths”.
These weather stations, murals and new sustainability playgrounds add Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to the school yard. Check out our Facebook for more photos!