Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Kagulu - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2020-02-14

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Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2020-02-14 12:13:57 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2020-02-18 12:00:05 UTC
Trip Time
10:07-17:23 (7 h 16 m)
Village Time
12:44-15:19 (2 h 35 m)
Travel Time
4 h 41 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
assignment check,follow up smearing 
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Staff Attendees
Suzan Keddi 
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Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Suzan went to the lower side of the village which was named as Kagulu A, to follow up on the smearing of the buildings and the stove usage. When she got there, she met some of the committee group leaders for the healthy and safe kitchens program already waiting for her at the meeting place . They warmly welcomed her, and after exchanging greetings, they decided to begin moving around the village while visiting each member’s home with the intention of monitoring their facilities such as the shower areas, pit latrines, rubbish pits, kitchens, dish racks, high risen firewood storages and stoves. This was also intended to see weather the participants had fully smeared all their buildings and not only the stoves and kitchens as some thought. During the whole process, many of the participants were found cooking on their fuel efficient stoves although some had taken in the three stones open flames once again. Some women went ahead and explained to Suzan that the reason as to why the old three stones were still in the kitchens was to quicken the cooking of food during festival seasons as well as roasting their maize in case the other stove was occupied. However, this was a lame excuse to Suzan and she strongly discouraged them from using the old three stones stoves, saying it would only increase more challenges that the program was trying to get rid of. Most members had also put up new dish racks although the high risen firewood storages were poorly constructed in most homes. The community members were so thankful for the advice and lessons taught,promising to improve on their facilities and smear all their buildings. Suzan thanked them for taking their time in the program activities and she left the village. 
Next Visit
2020-02-21 - Purpose: To follow up on the construction of the high risen firewood storages and smearing activity.
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