Embassy grant rebuilds NaDEET centre
Last week, Dr. Romeo Bertolini, Counsellor for Development Co-operation at the German Embassy inaugurated the upgraded and improved camping bungalows at the NaDEET Centre. The embassy sponsored the renovation project with N$250,000.
Dr Bertolini said “It’s been a very interesting visit: I’m very impressed by NaDEET’s educational activities and I am sure that the improved facilities will contribute to make the stay at NaDEET Centre even more enjoyable.”
The new bungalows reflect the style of the main building and follow the building codes of the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. The structure is set on a wooden platform with the bottom half of the walls of wood and the upper half of shade netting to retain the outdoor feeling. Unlike the original design, the new houses are now covered by a corrugated zink roof.
Six bungalows have been replaced and two additional houses for teachers, bus drivers, staff and other visitors with an additional bathroom and field toilet were built.
In the past few years more and more groups have been requesting to come to NaDEET Centre which is fully booked for the second consecutive year. NaDEET’S programmes now start in February and continue until the end of November, covering all the seasons.