Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Budumba - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2018-08-03

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2018-08-05 08:41:17 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2018-08-05 09:05:01 UTC
Trip Time
10:13-17:56 (7 h 43 m)
Village Time
12:51-15:40 (2 h 49 m)
Travel Time
4 h 54 m

Current State

Participation Rating
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained 
Village Critical Needs
Need for stoves because most homes cook on open flames 
Village Action Steps
Moblise each other to participate in safe and healthy kitchen program 
Staff Action Steps
Prepare for the next lesson 
Sanitation Hygiene Committee
Water Users Committee
Other Class Notes
Community Ownership
Ownership Story
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained 
Three Stone Fires
Access to Clean Water
Open Defecation
Water Access Explain
Prevent Ownership
Allow Ownership
Good leadership structure 
Village Notes
The men also attended the meeting and were active in the meeting. 

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Harriet had planned to meet participants in Budumba and guide them to select a committee among themselves that will coordinate the Healthy and Safe kitchen program. She found very few people at the meeting and later other people also joined. Harriet asked them to review the previous lesson. People who were around were able to review unfortunately there were also other members who were not there in the previous meeting were being left behind because they did not know what Harriet taught the community before. Harriet wondered whether to continue with what she had planned to with community or to reteach the previous lesson. Some people proposed that we continue and leave those who were absent behind. However one man called Opolot challenged the group and said that “if we continue and leave those people who have just joined we wouldn’t have acted Christ like” he gave an example of the Bible story of the one sheep that got lost and the shepherd left 99 sheep to look for one which had got lost. He also said that since this is the second lesson let them be repeated for however if any one else misses there is no repeating of the lesson. This was very interesting for some members to feel for others and Harriet encouraged them to keep that spirit of loving each and the lord will continue blessing them in so many ways. Harriet explained to them again the goals and objectives of the Healthy and Safe kitchen program and this time it more of community centered. The people who were present taught others what Harriet taught them before. It Was also encouraging to see a community healthy worker who w Owns a drug shop in the village also promising to work hand in hand with them to fight challenges caused by poor cooking conditions. 

Next Visit: 2018-08-08 - Purpose: Choose a committee that will coordinate the health and Safe kitchen program