These remarks were made by our Gochas Community Liaison Officer, Berend Velskoen after he was awarded a SUN KING PRO solar light. Having gone through the project for 9 months now, it is evident that participants are very keen to change their lifestyles to more sustainable practices and these lights are one the many benefits participants gains through the 2014-2016 European Union funded action, ‘RUG for Sustainability’.
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The month of August was very eventful for the NaDEET Centre team. For the first time ever, the Centre hosted three youth groups from the communities of Rietoog, Uibes and Gochas. The groups were a part of NaDEET’s EU-funded “RUG for Sustainability” project. The programme included activities from secondary and primary programmes, but also featured new activities focused on solar energy and community projects. At the Environmental Talent Show, the youth showcased their homemade recycled handicrafts. Some of our favourites included a Nama doll made of scrap material, a tree with pantyhose branches and plastic bag leaves, and a slingshot made of recycled rubber. We look forward to seeing the youth participants again when we return to the communities at the end of September.