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May 2016

Sewing for Sustainability

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.

March 2016

Learning to Save Water in the Namib

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!

February 2016

Passionate teachers share their ESD stories

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.

 

December 2015

Weather & Climate

With impacts of climate change visible, understanding weather is crucial. Our recently updated weather station and new Climate Change Path at NaDEET Centre help teach children the importance of recording basic weather information.  You too can also see actual weather reports online thanks to our new digital weather station.  For this and more stories, please enjoy reading our latest newsletter.

November 2015

Our Environment. Our Future. Our Responsibility.

‘Heal the world, plant a tree’;  this was very important message delivered by NaDEET on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry during National Tree Planting Day (9 October 2015), which was celebrated in RUG communities in late October. 90 trees were planted in 6 schools to celebrate under the theme Our Environment. Our Future. Our Responsibility.

September 2015

Youth from RUG communities visits NaDEET Centre

‘NaDEET has been very educational. It has brought me closer to the environment, rather changed the way I think about the environment. It taught me the impacts my actions have on the environment. I can be responsible and take action to save the world’. Loutjie, Gochas Youth.
After a week of hands learning, most RUG youth could reflect on the impacts their actions have on the environment and pledged what they would do differently to improve their lives and local environment.

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