Using hands-on practical learning, our school programmes challenge learners to think and live in a more sustainable way. The setting at NaDEET Centre gives learners the opportunity to practice daily what they learn in the classroom.
PARTICIPANTS: We welcome both primary and secondary school learners from grades 6-12. The recommended group size is approximately 30-40 learners with 2-3 accompanying adults.
PROGRAMME LENGTH: To make the learning worthwhile we recommend a 4-day programme. It begins at 2 pm on Monday and ends at 9 am on Friday. We are open from early February to 1 December, including school holidays.
WHY BRING LEARNERS TO NaDEET?
• Do you and your learners know how to live sustainably?
• Do your learners know what their impact is on the environment?
• Do you want your learners to be able to put into practice what they learn in your classroom?
“Thanks to NaDEET I enjoyed possibly the most meaningful week of my life. To 'sustain' is a word that did not come up in my vocabulary. This experience however will change a lot of wrong doings. Our kids learnt a lot and practised what we taught them throughout the grade 6 and 7 syllabi. By doing it, they will remember it.” Teacher from Rehoboth
PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRAMME: Our well established primary school programme engages young learners with the natural environment. It gives them practical experience in living a sustainable lifestyle while promoting teamwork. Sample activities: Solar Cooking Hour, Water saving: Using Bucket Showers, The 3 Rs Game, Measuring our Enviro Footprint, Exploring the Namib Desert in a Dune Walk and Catch and Release Trapping. For a sample primary school programme click here.
SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAMME: Our redesigned secondary school programme promotes critical and creative thinking skills in young adults regarding the environment and their personal impact on it. Through teamwork and leadership, learners gain knowledge and skills in sustainable living. Sample activities: The G6 Challenge, Shop Til You Drop, Build Your Own Sustainable Town, Biodiversity Exploration, Family-style solar cooking. For a sample secondary school programme click here.
OUTPUTS: The school programmes focus on four major areas: energy, water, waste and biodiversity. For each, learners can expect to have a better understanding of the topic and how it relates to their lives and communities (see activitiy graphics below). A key output of the NaDEET programme is to build skills in addressing environmental problems through improved teamwork, cooperation and leadership. All NaDEET activities are linked to the Namibian school curriculum. This includes most subjects such as English, Maths, Sciences and Life Skills.
COST: NaDEET has an open door policy allowing our programmes to be accessible to all. We ask participants to contribute as much as they can to the total cost. The basic price is N$220/person/day. A four-day programme therefore costs N$880. It includes: programme, food, accommodation, materials (1 Sustainable living journal, 1 copy of an It’s Time to... booklet per learner, 1 copy of the 2 most current Bush Telegraph per learner).