Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Ituba Namalowe - Namutumba

Visit by Harriet Kefeza on 2019-06-19

Report ID
5642
Created by
Harriet Kefeza
Created date
2019-06-20 08:09:39 UTC
Modified by
Harriet Kefeza
Modified date
2019-06-20 09:21:05 UTC
Trip Time
10:14-17:22 (7 h 8 m)
Village Time
12:28-15:02 (2 h 34 m)
Travel Time
4 h 34 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
demonstration stove 
How Many Men Attended
How Many Women Attended
28 
Staff Attendees
Harriet Kefeza 
Government Attendess
LC1 
Visitor Attendees
None 
Total Attendance
30 
Program
Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Notes
Harriet found the participants waiting at the home of Ediruma Hajara where a demonstration exercise of removing banana stems was to be carried out. The participants happily welcomed Harriet to their village and told her that they are eager and ready to try to remove banana stems from the two previously built stoves. Harriet divided the participants into two groups in order to ensure at least everyone in the group participates because practice makes perfect. She told them to first look at the previously completed built stoves so that they are able to recall how the banana stems were removes. The first group tried to remove all the banana stems well but failed to shape different holes for example the hole for firewood remained too small which could not give room for roasting maize since it’s the major snack for breakfast in most Ugandan communities. Harriet explained to them their mistake, reshaped and enlarged the hole. Harriet walked to the second group and asked them also to try to remove banana stems as she guides them. Nangobi volunteered to take the lead in the process.This group also tried but forgot to remove the banana stem that takes fire from the big cooking pot to the small. Harriet called the whole group back to the kitchen explained to them the mistake they have done and told them that Incase they don’t take out the banana stem that takes fire from the big pot to the small pot it will affect the effectiveness of the stove since the small pot will not receive fire thus unable to cook. Also smoke will remain inside the kitchen since the vent is connected to the small pot. The community thanked kibo for the program and their humble approach in correcting their mistakes despite them being slow learners. Harriet told them that the program’s goal is to empower them with a skill of building stoves so that they are able to build on their own. She also encouraged them to keep on practicing because practice makes perfect. 

Next Visit: 2019-06-26 - Purpose: Guide participants as they build stoves on their own.