Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Ituba Namalowe - Namutumba
Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2019-04-01
2019-04-02 05:47:39 UTC
2019-04-04 08:37:49 UTC
10:58-17:12 (6 h 14 m)
12:56-15:17 (2 h 21 m)
3 h 53 m
Kitchens all groups
goals and objectives
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
Jeska Nairuba,Tape Bwana,Suzan Keddi
Healthy and Safe Kitchens
Tape, Suzan and Jessica went to the village with the purpose of introducing the Healthy and Safe Kitchen program to the community .
They found a few men gathered at the meeting place under the mango tree within the trading center. Among them was the village L.C.1 chairperson person who welcomed Kibo staff to the village and later informed them how most women were still in their gardens digging since it had rained in the previous night.
Kibo staff took time sharing a few life experiences with the men as they waited for other members to join in. Later on, the women gathered and the chairman L.C.1 opened the meeting with a prayer. He then welcomed Kibo staff once again and after introducing them to community, he requested Kibo to take over. Suzan welcomed all the members for gathering and introduced the program to the community and its intentions. She requested the members to identify the challenges they faced while they used the three stones open flames for cooking, this was very important in a way that it helped the community realize how the three stone stoves harmed their lives.
Suzan then explained to the community how the new energy saving stove would benefit them such as consuming little firewood, reducing fire accidents, cooking faster, improving on the kitchen hygiene and eliminating smoke which caused eye infections and other chest diseases.
Tape and Jessica went ahead and talked about the requirements each one needed to have at their homes before they received the fuel efficient stove in their kitchens. One needed to have a well built kitchen with a roof, a good latrine, a rubbish pit, a bathroom and a drying rack.
They also requested members to smear all their houses for those who had not so that their homes looked much more neater. And for those who didn’t have kitchens were requested to keep attending the lessons for this would help them learn the skills for building the energy saving stove which would help them build their own stoves.
The community was so happy for the healthy and safe kitchen program and accepted to participate in all the program lessons which would improve on their healthy lives at their homes.
The meeting finally came to an end after agreeing on the date and time that the next meeting would take place. The chairman thanked Kibo staff for the program introduced and wished them a safe journey back home.
The sanitation facilities are well maintained
Program critical needs
Need for the fuel efficient stoves
Observed program ownership
Not yet identified
Other program observations
Expectations of village
Mobilise themselves for the next meeting
To plan and prepare for the next lessons
Next Visit: 2019-04-08 - Purpose: To teach about the materials used to build the energy saving stove
Kibo staff introducing the healthy and safe kitchen program to the community