THE Namibian College of Open Learning has joined to fight against disasters by distributing 5 000 CDs of radio programmes they have produced.
The programmes are aimed at educating communities on coping with disasters and are in Oshiwambo and Silozi.
They have already been broadcast on NBC National Radio, Base FM, Ohangwena Community Radio, Unam Radio, Live FM (Rehoboth) and Karas FM.
Heroldt Murangi, head of Namcol, said disasters are a major humanitarian concern the world over and Namibia is not spared, as in recent years the country has experienced serious flood problems in the far northern and north-eastern parts.
He said education is key in preparing for and lessening the impact of such disasters.
Namcol entered into a strategic partnership with Unesco to develop educational radio programmes focusing on disaster risk preparedness, reduction and management in Namibia.
Due to positive feedback on the radio broadcasts, Namcol duplicated and distributed the radio programmes among the communities most at risk.
About 2 000 of the 5 000 disks will be distributed in Caprivi and the rest in other northern regions.
The chief clerks of the Omusati and Caprivi regional councils, Martin Ausiku and Irene Mwazi, received the CDs from Namcol.
courtesy the Namibian