Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Ituba Namalowe - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2019-03-27

Report ID
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2019-03-28 05:11:16 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2019-03-28 05:54:06 UTC
Trip Time
10:05-17:55 (7 h 50 m)
Village Time
12:38-15:16 (2 h 38 m)
Travel Time
5 h 12 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
lc1 meeting 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza,Martin Kibuuka,Falon Barton,Suzan Keddi 
Government Attendess
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Harriet, Martin , Falon and Suzan found a few participants in the trading center where the community always meet. They met with the chairperson LC1, VHT and the mayor of the village. Martin introduced the Healthy and Safe kitchen program to the local leaders. Harriet also briefed the leaders what the program is all about and asked them to lead kibo staff to walk around the homes to assess whether the participants have the requirements needed for the program and these were the latrines, kitchens, shower areas , pit latrines among others. They divided them selves into two groups whereby one group went to the section while another group went to the upper section. They walked around the homes and found out that most homes had kitchens, latrines, shower areas however a few homes that were lagging behind were encouraged to was also found out that all the homes that were visited cooked on open flames that produced a lot of smoke that had turned the walls black. They later came back to the center and found a group of men who eagerly wanted kibo staff to tell them their intentions in their village since they had finished working with water sanitation and hygiene. Kibo staff also needed to discuss about time , date and venue for the next meeting. Later some women also came to the meeting.Harriet briefly introduced the program to the few members who had gathered because they needed to know in order to mobilize others for the meeting. At first the men thought that the program was irrelevant to them but when Harriet briefed them what the program was all about they seemed to be interested and promised to support and mobilize the rest to participate. In the meeting they agreed to have the next meeting for the Healthy and Safe kitchen program on Monday 1st April 2019 at noon at the same place and promised to mobilize the entire village to participate. 
Program success
Not yet identified. 
Program critical needs
Some people need to improve on their kitchens. 
Observed program ownership
Not yet since it was the first trip for the progra 
Other program observations
Expectations of village
Leaders to moblise the community for the meeting 
Staff preparations
Prepare the introctory lesson 

Next Visit: 2019-04-01 - Purpose: Introduce the Healthy and Safe kitchen program to the community.

Report Photos

6323 Stones fire used for cooking in this substandard kitchen.
6326 A well constructed kitchen but only lacks a fuel efficient and this child was left at home a lone to watch over the food cooking which is risky.