Out of all RNF School Recycling Competition participating schools, Namutoni PS scooped up the title ‘2014/2015 Most Improved School’. Their prize was a week-long trip to NaDEET Centre sponsored by the Environment Investment Fund.
‘At NaDEET I learned things I didn’t know, I did not respect the environment, I use to litter and if I pick up papers I did not do it intentionally but now I learned that if I pick up papers the environment looks so ‘sweet’ and clean’ reflects Fenni Angukku.
Learning more about recycling, they also learnt other waste management techniques including reducing and reusing. However when the learners were asked what was significant about their week, most were impressed with solar cooking. They were especially impressed by how well it works, and that not only does it save the environment, but also that it saves a lot of money.
“I have learned a lot. I’m now rich. I hope my family will help me reach that goal of a sustainable life. Thank You. Thank you.”
Anna Katrina Hanse, 41, from Maltahohe made these remarks at the end of their one week education programme at NaDEET Centre earlier this month. Anna and 114 community members all from the Hardap Region were this year’s recipients of sustainable living equipment earned through the programme. Like Anna, these families have an opportunity to help each other realize a sustainable lifestyle by using their solar cookers, fuel efficient stoves and the wealth of knowledge and skills learnt.
Thank you to our sponsors European Union who sponsored 89 of these participants through RUG for Sustainability and Freundschaft mit NaDEET that sponsored Maltahohe.
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