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November 2013

Solar cooking in the Kavango!

Thank you to NaDEET and the EU for giving people a chance to learn about using the sun that is given to us by God to cook our food and live in more sustainable way’. These were the remarks by the regional councillor of Ndiyana Constituency Hildegard Mungunda after attending the NaDEET workshop at Shinyungwe Youth Centre. Solar cooking was not a concept that people knew in the seven communities from Mile 20 to Divundu that NaDEET visited on our outreach trip to the Kavango East Region. With support from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), the aim of the trip to introduce household sustainable living practices in this part of the country was fulfilled. Over 100 individuals in the Region now have access to solar cookers which hopefully makes life easier and more sustainable.

October 2013

It’s More than Just Food!

“Sustainable food systems for food security and nutrition”, was the focus of the World Food Day (16 October 2013). To celebrate, NaDEET launched a new issue of the Bush Telegraph entitled ‘It’s More than Just Food’. This issue explores topics surrounding food including security, nutrition, waste and loss; it gives you tips on sustainable food systems and more. Download it  here and explore them further.

September 2013

It's Time to Grow reaches pre-primary school children

An excited group of 300 learners at the Dr WM Jod JPS in Gibeon were each given their own colourful environmental learning pack. The teachers were grateful to have individual copies for each of the learners of such a vibrant activity booklet. Another 20 pre-primary teachers participating in a regional workshop gave feedback to NaDEET on the usability of the booklet pack and received copies for their learners. In total 3700 pre-primary children will now receive Its Time to Grow.

August 2013

Reuse the positive things and attitudes...

“You taught us something new with the 3Rs! You taught us to reduce the negative attitudes, you taught us to reuse the positive things and attitudes and you taught us to recycle knowledge.  We thank you so very much.” This was the highlight of the closing speech given by Mr Basson from Tsumis Farm PS.  It was their first time coming to NaDEET Centre. Due to the school being very small with only 10 learners in Grade 6 they were combined with other schools, Witkop PS and Piet Diergaardt PS.

July 2013

Environmental education: The foundation of sustainable development!

NaDEET Centre is celebrating 10 years on 24 October. We are recognizing the achievements throughout the year. Environmental education therefore is the topic of the new issue of the Bush Telegraph. Starting on the cover with a beautiful NamPost souvenir stamp to an interview with NaDEET’s Director, the Bush Telegraph explores environmental education in our daily lives.

June 2013

Environmental education increases in the Hardap Region

At the end of the week, cheering, laughing and dancing were the immediate reactions among community participants after receiving their solar cookers. Including Aranos, Rietoog and Maltahohe communities, 17 groups have been at NaDEET centre this year. Relationships with schools and communities continue to grow stronger and new relationships are harboured. “I’ve always wanted to come to NaDEET and this year I got lucky as I answered the phone when NaDEET contacted us”, reports Mr. Basson from Anna Maasdorp Combined School. Anna Maasdorp along with Mariental Secondary School and Dr. Lemmer High School were among the remaining secondary schools to attend our programme. It’s the final year of NaDEET’s European Union (EU) funded project that aims to have all schools in the Hardap Region at least once. We look forward to the remaining primary schools that are coming soon.

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