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February 2017

Trophee de Femmes Environmental Prize

NaDEET's Director, Viktoria Keding, was awarded with the 2017 Trophee de Femmes Environmental Woman of Year (Germany) by the Yves Rocher Fondation in Stuttgart, Germany on the 15th February. This prestigious award is given to women who have dedicated their lives to protecting the environment. For more information please visit Yves Rocher Trophee de Femmes.

February 2017

Solar Cookers Hard At Work

"Hey, it works! The sun is cooking our food." Schoolchildren from Windhoek are discovering first hand that solar cooking really works and that the food is delicious. For NaDEET Centre it is modus operandi every week. For each week long programme we cook every lunch and dinner on our solar cookers as part of our "we practice what we teach" philosophy.

November 2016

Celebrating our Achievements

On Monday 31 October NaDEET hosted a special evening celebration at their Centre to mark the end of the three year RUG for Sustainability action. 

Representatives from the schools and communities of Rietoog, Uibes and Gochas, as well as the main donor, the European Union attended.  Whilst we were thrilled to celebrate our achievements, it was also sad to say good bye to the people we have worked with so closely for three years.  We hope they will keep NaDEET’s vision in their hearts and carry the torch that we have lit together into the future, thus ensuring a more sustainable planet for us all.

September 2016

Spring is here

Spring time has arrived. Our Worm-cure Albizia is in full bloom in front of our office in the Namib Desert. NaDEET Centre said good bye to the first of another nine groups coming this trimester. The RUG team is in full action having brightened up the N. Mutschuana school yard with new picnic benches for their solar cooking area.

August 2016

ESD integrated in RUG schools

Temperatures were very low in the last two weeks, ‘felt like - 4 degree to me’ says our Technical Director but it was actually -2 degrees. This could be confirmed using the recently installed weather stations at two of the RUG schools (still to be installed at the 3rd school after school holidays). The principal of Edward Frederick PS said, “We will use the data collected daily and make it part of the Mathematics lesson as the learners struggle a lot with Maths”.
These weather stations, murals and new sustainability playgrounds add Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to the school yard. Check out our Facebook for more photos!

July 2016

ESD for all- from Paris to Ondangwa

Viktoria Keding participated in the 2nd meeting of the Key Partners of the UNESCO Global Action Programme in Paris. Here the agenda is about upscaling and accelerating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) around the world.  How can we ignite global action?

During the same week, Viktoria Endjala addressed an audience of 300 + teachers, inspectors and government officials in Namibia at the Onyaanya Circuit Teacher’s Conference. Her message was clear. To reach the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to make ESD a part of every classroom nationwide. Field trips to a place like NaDEET Centre, as a working model of sustainability, spurs responsible environmental behaviour.

Pictured with Martin Namutenya, Principal of the Okalumbu Combined School and co-organiser of the conference, Viktoria saw first-hand how one dedicated individual can spur a school, community and region to sustainability!

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