Teaching environmental education in a sustainable setting makes it easier for people to want to ‘follow suit’. But do they have the capability to do so when they are back home? NaDEET received another grant from the European Union to support an action ‘Building Sustainable Living Education and Practices in Communities through an Integrated School-centred Approach’ in three schools and their immediate communities in the Hardap Region. These are WJD Cloete JSS in Rietoog, N. Mutschuana PS in Gochas and Edward Frederick PS in Uibes. They will work closely with NaDEET to become leaders in their Region by integrating environmental learning and action taking at all ages to create sustainable communities. This project was officially launched on 26 March 2014 in Mariental.
Principal Plaatjies returned to NaDEET for the third time with his schoolchildren. Coming from a very small remote school, a NaDEET Centre programme for these children is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We welcome our new Centre Manager Rosemarie and her assistants Martha and Rosina!
This is a question that all young people are asked and often ask themselves. Providing career guidance is very important to help young people match their skills and interests with potential jobs. NaDEET’s latest booklet in our It’s Time to… sustainable living series is for secondary school and out-of-school youth. Entitled It’s Time to Work- A decision-making and career guide to technical and vocational training for a green economy it gives general career guidance and focuses on careers in the technical and vocational sector. Importantly it connects traditional jobs such as electrical or plumbing work with the sustainable development of the economy. It was sponsored by UNESCO under its theme “Greening TVET”.
NaDEET’s Director recently introduced the booklet at a UNESCO Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Regional Forum in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The booklet will be officially launched and distributed in Namibia early 2014.