Happenings in Hamburg

Sustainable Seas Trust’s PetroSA team, Sirkka, Enathi, Desiree and Hafeni travelled to the beautiful, friendly coastal town of Hamburg to tackle phase two of our exciting outreach project. The group spent a number of days last week engaging with the community with a number of goals in mind. Genevieve of PetrSA also joined the team in order to assess the progress made thus far, which she was thoroughly pleased with. 

Educational pamphlets, posters and films have been developed for the community, detailing practises essential to sustainable living. Topics like subsistence farming, vegetable facts and mussel collection have been carefully explained in a number of different mediums. Team leader, Sirkka, showed these drafts to the Hamburg community, and gathered valuable feedback to be used before the final resources are to be printed and distributed.

Learners from local schools were also invited to view some of the educational materials produced by SST. The feedback was extremely positive, especially with our isiXhosa educational film showcasing the weird and wonderful creatures of our countries coastline.
An aspect of the project the Hamburg community had been especially looking forward to was the computer literacy course aspect, which was taught at the Keiskamma Trust’s Vulindlela Centre. Future computer literacy educators were briefed by Sirkka on the principles on facilitating learners and our Information Systems Masters student, Hafeni, gave them a deeper understanding of the ins and outs of using a computer in the digital age.

The team is in the process of developing the final products, to be handed over to the community in August.

Did You Know?

"Every time I slip into the ocean, it's like going home."

Sylvia Earle, SST Patron
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