Healthy and Safe Kitchens - Igerera B - Namutumba

Visit by Suzan Winnie on 2020-02-17

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Created by
Suzan Winnie
Created date
2020-02-18 12:12:47 UTC
Modified by
Suzan Winnie
Modified date
2020-02-18 13:37:37 UTC
Trip Time
10:21-17:15 (6 h 54 m)
Village Time
12:14-15:06 (2 h 52 m)
Travel Time
4 h 2 m

Kitchens all groups

Lesson Taught
teach smearing 
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Staff Attendees
Henry Oyier,Tape Bwana 
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Healthy and Safe Kitchens 
Tape and Henry went to Igerera B to teach the community members how to practically smear their houses. When they arrived at the meeting place, they found most members already gathered with their L.C. 1 chairperson who got so excited on seeing them. Together they walked to one of the homes where the demonstration was going to take place and begun clearing the inside and outside areas of the house in preparation of smearing such as taking out the three stones, utensils, firewood and ashes. Kibo staff first demonstrated to the community how to dig up the dirt from the floor while leveling it, and then sprinkled water all over it. Tape first placed some banana leaves on top of the kitchen floor and began smearing the inside walls while stepping on the floor. Some members took time watching each step while others joined in the smearing of the kitchen both inside and outside making the whole process much more easier and faster. It was so encouraging to see most members participating in different steps of smearing because it enabled even those that didn’t know how to properly smear their houses to learn easily from one another. Later on after applying the first layer, they went ahead and mixed ash and water until it got softer and colorful enough. This was intended to mix up different colors so that the entire kitchen looked more beautiful and neat. Tape encouraged the participants to sing throughout the activity so as to avoid boredom and laziness and which would also make it enjoyable thus not getting tired faster. The demonstration was intended to encourage all the participants to smear all their houses before receiving a fuel efficient stove because it reduced dust and cracks in the houses as well acting like mosquito repellents. Kibo staff thanked everyone for participating in the whole process and called off the meeting. 
Next Visit
2020-02-24 - Purpose: Teaching smearing of the houses.
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10643 Tape and some members in the village participating in smearing of the kitchen outside walls.
10646 Kibo staff watering the kitchen floor before smearing it.
10649 Some of community members participating in digging out the dirt which will be used for smearing the kitchen.