How are your sewing skills? Adult participants from the four community groups hosted at the Centre this past month tested their skills. Part of the programme requires participants to make their own solar cooker covers for the parabolic solar cookers they hope to get through our "learn to earn" programme. NaDEET likes to do things a bit different to get people to critically reflect on their lifestyles. This includes gender equality when it comes to traditional "household jobs" like sewing. If you want more ideas on "Sewing for Sustainability" download our European Union sponsored It's Time to be Efficient guide.
Schoolchildren from Martti Ahtisaari PS from Windhoek learned the importance of water saving at the Centre recently. They explored how the water cycle works through experiments such as trying to capture water through transpiration. With the on-going severe drought and overconsumption, Windhoek is facing a looming water shortage. These learners, sponsored by the Rotary Club Windhoek, will now hopefully spread the word of how to save water at home and at school. Watch the video here!
NaDEET Centre hosted a group of 18 teachers from the Hardap Region to share ideas, experiences and strategies for implementing "Education for Sustainable Development" in schools. Teachers also were introduced to the new UN Sustainable Development Goals using fun, interactive activities such as "taxi talk games", role plays and the new Global Goals hit single from African artists. Sponsored by our EU-funded action, this programme gave our "RUG for Sustainability" teachers and opportunity to showcase their progress within the region.