EduMobile 

The “Ombombo mobile classroom” (EduMobile) is the first of its kind in Southern Africa. With support from SODI e.V., UNDP SGP and EIF1 a six ton truck is equipped as a rolling classroom. Its specific design and developed educative program is tailored to meet Namibia’s particular environmental issues, in the face of increasing environmental concerns such as climate change and biodiversity loss. The EduMobile project in consultation with the National Institute for Educational Development (NIED) aims to supplement the Namibian educational system with a hands-on learning approach on theoretical topics covered in the Namibian school curriculum.

The current project “Ombombo mobile classroom” (EduMobile) is the first of its kind in Southern Africa – a six ton truck is equipped as a rolling classroom. Its specific design and developed educative program is tailored to meet Namibia’s particular environmental issues, in the fact of increasing environmental concerns such as climate change and biodiversity loss.  

The EduMobile project in consultation with the National Institute for Educational Development (NIED) aims to supplement the Namibian educational system with a hands-on learning approach on theoretical topics covered in the Namibian school curriculum. Under the slogan “learn-understand-act” the EduVentures developed a teaching strategy for a one week after school program under the slogan “learn-understand-act” the EduVentures developed a teaching strategy for one week after school program in rural secondary schools which covers four (4) major topics: Climate Change, Biodiversity, Heritage and Sustainability.

Global significant biodiversity loss, inefficient use of non-renewable resources, excessive water consumption and unsustainable use of natural resources also form the core of the education program. Depending on local issues of concern and interest, two of these topics are covered at each school visited. This greatly compliments Namibia´s National Curriculum for Basic Education with hands-on experiential learning of theoretical topics that are covered in the curriculum. Educational modules, presentations, picture series and games have already been developed to cover these four topics. In addition, existing environmental education materials and resources are used, e.g. fact sheets from Think Namibia (Environmental Awareness Campaign of HSL), the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) booklet series, Africa Adaptation Project (AAP NAM) booklets and posters. 

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