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News Archive

March 2012

Much needed renovation underway!

After nine years, NaDEET Centre accommodation houses are in urgent need of renovation. With generous donations from Speich Education Fund and Freundschaft mit NaDEET, we were able to replace three houses during February. The new houses maintain NaDEET’s open-air feeling, but provide extra protection from rain and cold weather. We still are seeking sponsors for five more houses. Please go to our donation page to support this much needed project.

February 2012

Wolwedans Foundation Sponsors "Staff Valley"

TogeViktoria Keding and Stephan Bruecknerther with invited guests and members of the media, NaDEET's new staff accommodation "Staff Valley" was recently officially opened. This much needed accomodation in a beautiful dune valley right next to NaDEET Centre was generously sponsored by the Wolwedans Foundation. Staff Valley is built following our "practice what we teach" principles with a solar cooking area, water-saving buckets showers and dry sanitation.



February 2012

Outreach Tour Fascinates New Schools to Visit NaDEET Centre

NaDEET Staff recently visited seven schools in the Rehoboth area. A short drama focusing on environmental problems and solutions and NaDEET’s video was shown to learners and teachers. Almost all of the schools immediately made a booking to participate in a Centre programme with the generous funding of the EU. It is a very successful start into the New Year and we look forward to the first learners at NaDEET Centre as of the first week of March.

December 2011

Reducing carbon x 2: 365 Trees Planted & 70 Solar Cookers Distributed cooking

365 trees are planted! After a two day trip to plant 60 trees in Rehoboth at the end of November, the last tree was planted by NaDEET staff in front of NaDEET Centre. NaDEET's 365 Trees Project has given community members an additional way to combat climate change- a new tree in their backyard. This project has made many local residents happy as most people's yards are just dirt and have very little vegetation. May they grow and become big!

During the last tree planting trip, ten parabolic solar cookers were handed over to community members that have completed our programme. In total NaDEET has distributed over 70 solar cookers since 2010.

November 2011

Unlimited sunshine, carbon-free cooking!

Rehoboth community members solar cookingThree community groups from southern Namibia have recently completed NaDEET's community education programme. After completing a practical course in solar cooking, fuel-efficient stove use and many other practical hands-on sustainable living tips, community members return home with the necessary equipment to implement what they have learned. Since starting this programme, NaDEET has given out more than 60 solar cookers to communities.

November 2011

It's Easy Miss!

Primary School Children at NaDEETSolar cooking, saving water, recycling... it's easy, Miss!

This is what schoolchildren from southern Namibia say after being at NaDEET Centre. Sustainable living is actually easy. These girls standing on a dune by NaDEET Centre agree as they think back on the action-packed, educational week they have just completed. 

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