Born and raised in Namibia, Nguatjitavi came to Glasgow three years ago for her own safety and security. Nguatjitavi has no family in Glasgow, and it has been difficult to connect to people here because of the restrictions imposed because of Covid. Prior to starting this project, Nguatjitavi's knowledge of climate change was limited. However, she started to learn new things through the climate change leadership course and was able to express her skills and talents. Whilst doing so, she found out more about climate change and her knowledge expanded. Through research she conducted, Nguatjitavi discovered numerous ways that we, as individuals, can help in the battle against fossil fuels. In addition, she realised government and corporations aren’t doing enough. There are a variety of different ways - new and old - to help overcome this challenge, from the most technically advanced solar panels to the good old-fashioned washing line. Every action big or small will help bring about meaningful change. If everyone does their bit it will help the planet, ensuring that future generations can walk after us.
Nguatjitavi would like to give a special thanks to her mentors Eadan McSweeney and Paula Nino (for helping to edit the video) from the University of Glasgow.