Tape went to Nawampiti village to teach participants how to remove banana stems from the previously built stove. The trip was also intended to mobilize participants from the lower section to participate in the healthy and safe kitchens program.
She reached in the village and found very few participants at the home where practical was to be carried out.she asked why participants were few at the meeting place. She was informed that there is a parents meeting at the school where most of their children study from and since most of the members are parents they have gone for the meeting.
Tape was concerned why the community did not inform her since she called them before she left Jinja. The participants told her that the reason why they did not inform her is they agreed to divide themselves so that they leave a team behind that she will teach how to remove banana stems. They also said that even if they all stayed it would be hard for all of them to fit in one kitchen where the demonstration was to be carried out.
They also said that as a group they decided to chose a group of seven people to learn how to remove banana stems so that they can be in charge of removing banana stems as they implement the program in their village. They added that by doing this it will promote active participation since every one in the group will have a role to play.
She them asked the participants to bring a panga and a shovel that they can use to remove banana stems from the stove. She removed all the banana stems that were used to build stoves , she also removed the dirt that was stuck inside to allow easy flow of air, fire and venting out smoke. After she enlarged the hole where firewood will be put to create enough room for firewood and roasting maize in case some one wanted too. She did this as she explained the whole process to the participants. She also tasked the participants to smear the stove in order to look more neat and last longer.
The owner of the stove was very eager and wanted to start cooking on her stove immediately. However tape asked her to wait for more three weeks before she starts using her stove to allow it to dry . She told her that if she rashes to cook on her stove it will crack.
The participants present thanked Kibo staff for the lesson.She told them that next time she will task them to remove banana stems as she guides them.
After this she proceeded to lower section of the village to mobilize them to participate in the program because they were not attending. She walked in some few homes trying to find out why they were not attending the lessons.Participants requested Kibo to visit them in their section, teach them from there because it’s a little bit far from the upper section where lessons are conducted. She asked them to mobilize them selves for the next meeting so that Kibo can reach them too and teach them. She also talked to some members from upper section to spare some time, go to the lower section and teach them how to chose grass.They thanked Kibo for the opportunity granted to them and they promised to mobilize one another to participate.
2021-06-07 - Purpose: To continue teaching participants how to build stoves especially in the lower section of the village.
Participants have embraced smearing of their home facilities.
Program Critical Needs
Need for stove because some people still cook on open flames.
Participants have embraced smearing.
Other Program Observations
Sanitation and hygiene standards have been maintained .
Program Expected Of Village
Continue smearing their home facilities and chopping grass that will be used to build more stoves.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next lesson.
Awampiti village. Kibo group staff ( Tape in a green doted dress) teaching participants how to remove banana stems from the previously built stove.