Project on living heritage in Estonian, eSwatini and Namibia schools in 2023

In October-November 2023, ASPnet schools from Estonia, eSwatini and Namibia carried out a joint project on living heritage and traditional games connected with nature. The project aimed to promote respect and appreciation for living heritage and to give the students an opportunity to share and learn about each other’s living heritage, while using modern teaching and learning methods. It was also an opportunity to reflect how living heritage links to sustainability and what are the direct and indirect effects of climate change on living heritage.

In total 9 ASPnet schools took part in the project: Keeni School, Konguta School, Pärnu Kuninga Tänava Basic School and Rakvere School from Estonia; Motshane Primary, St Marks High School and U-Tech High School from eSwatini; Erongosig Primary School and Leevi Hakusembe Senior Secondary School from Namibia.

A video overview of some of the traditional games connected with nature that were chosen and played by the students:

A video message by Ms Nicky Ndwandwe, Education and Science Programme Officer and the ASPnet national coordinator, eSwatini National Commission for UNESCO:

The project was initiated by Estonian National Commission for UNESCO together with eSwatini and Namibia National Commissions. The National Commissions sincerely thank the schools and appreciate the videos and materials shared.