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The Namibian
Fri 19 Dec 2014
 CREDIT to Ms Kauraisa from the Ministry of Education's human resources department. She is the best. Keep up the good work!
 WHO compiles the inflation rates? Everyday consumer prices go up, yet we are told everything is just fine and we should keep on being happy.
 MTC, we Namibians cannot afford to pay N$2 daily. Please, change your strategy. What Tim Ekandjo said on NBC TV is unacceptable.
 ECN, you are being unrealistic! You cannot just pay us N$2 900. We had to pay for own transport, accommodation and food. What will we do with N$2 900?
 GOBABIS municipality, please build a wall around the cemetery at Epako. That place is now a playground for children. Cars drive over some graves.
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1. Curbing corruption

2. Improving the quality of education and healthcare

3. Provide dignified housing for all

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FRONT PAGE | 2011-09-22
Shining a light on solar cooking
JANA-MARI SMITH
FOR cash-strapped people living in southern Namibia, donations of solar cookers came as a welcome addition to their households.
The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET), a non-profit Namibian trust geared towards protecting Namibia's natural environment through educating citizens how to live sustainably, has to date donated about 70 solar cookers to almost 150 people in the South.
According to NaDEET, the solar cookers have proven essential to families who struggle with a regular income and for whom the cost of fuel, either gas, wood or electricity, can mean the difference between paying for food, clothing and school fees or not.
In 2010 NaDEET expanded its youth orientated programmes to include adults,  in order to expand knowledge about solar cooking and related issues, such as climate change.
A survey done prior to the training found that 57 per cent of the adults did not know about climate change. Viktoria Keding, director of NaDEET said it is important to realise that education about climate change and energy efficiency should be directed at children as well as adults.
She said there is a misperception that children are the primary target, whereas adults are just as eager to learn and adapt, especially when the benefits are clear.   
Keding said 'with training, eduction and access ... rural communities want to use solar cookers'.
Participants said solar cooking 'saves them time, effort and money by not having to collect firewood or use gas or electricity'.
But despite clear indications that Namibians are ready and willing to adopt solar cookers in their homes, challenges stand in the way of widespread use.
During a follow-up visit to participants this year, NaDEET found that only 67 per cent of those interviewed during the follow up 'cited daily use of their solar cookers'.
Some of the barriers include access to solar cookers, either financial or physical.
NaDEET propose increased awareness programmes through exisiting education programmes and government involvment. (For more information on solar cookers, visit www.solarcooker-namibia.org)

         


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