Jeska went to Kazimba Kungira village to continue teaching participants how to build fuel efficient stoves. This time she wanted to focus on teaching participants how to remove banana stems from the previously built stove.
She reached in the village and did not find participants at the meeting place but after a few minutes some participants showed up at the meeting place. She asked them to bring a panga, and a shovel that she can use to remove banana stems from the stove. She also asked participants to pay attention to the whole process because the goal of this program is to ensure that they master a skill of building stoves from the beginning up to the end.
She removed banana stems as participants observed the whole process as she explained . After she removed the dirt that was stuck inside to allow easy flow of air, smoke, fire in the different holes. She expanded the hole for firewood to create enough space for firewood as well as roast maize in case some one needed too.
Then she call all the participants outside the kitchen and asked them to explain how many holes does a complete stove have.This was intended to test their understanding. Unfortunately only one participant ( James Odoi) is the one who answered it right by saying that a complete stove has Five holes. The majority were gambling, Jeska asked them to go back to the kitchen and count those holes so that they can judge themselves. She also asked them to always pay attention when ever Kibo is teaching them, ask questions where they did not understand, practice stove building because practice makes perfect.
After she them walked around some few homes to see whether they have smeared their home facilities. She found when participants had smeared their kitchens, some had firewood stocked in their kitchens which was so encouraging.
The participants thanked Kibo for the love and patience has always shown to them though they dispointed Kibo in one way or the other especially being slow learners. They also promised to keep on participating until they master a skill of building stoves.
2021-05-10 - Purpose: To continue teaching participants on how to build stoves.
Not yet identified because participants have not yet started cooking on .their stoves.
Program Critical Needs
Need for stoves because most participants still cook on open flames.
Other Program Observations
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained.
Program Expected Of Village
Mobilize more participants to participate in the program.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next lesson as well as call the community leaders for further mobilization.
Kanzimba Kungira. One of the well roffed, smeared kitchen that had received a stove.
Kazimba kungira. A well stocked firewood risen stand for one of the participants (Aklori Josephine.)