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Why Every School in Uganda Should Have a Solar Aided Stove

Why Every School in Uganda Should Have a Solar Aided Stove

In Uganda, over 30,000 schools rely on firewood as a source of cooking fuel. schools face challenges in providing healthy meals for their students due to a lack of resources and infrastructure. Traditional cooking methods using wood or charcoal produce harmful smoke and contribute to deforestation, while cooking with electricity is often too expensive for many schools. 

To address these issues, Institutional solar aided stoves have emerged as a sustainable solution for cooking. Solar aided stoves combine the use of solar energy and traditional fuels to provide a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable way of cooking.

Masrcorp institutional Solar Aided Kitchens use a combination of re-usable magma rocks and Firewood to cook. This combination is driven by a solar powered Air system that supports the combustion and comes with control knobs that are adjusted to achieve desired fire intensity

Adoption of solar aided stoves, which offer numerous benefits for both the schools and the environment.

 

Health Benefits

Cooking with traditional methods produces harmful smoke that can cause respiratory problems and other health issues. Children are particularly vulnerable to these effects, as their bodies are still developing. By using solar aided stoves, schools can significantly reduce the amount of smoke produced during cooking, improving the health and wellbeing of students and staff.

Environmental Benefits

Traditional cooking methods using a lot of wood or charcoal contribute to deforestation and environmental degradation. By adopting solar aided stoves, schools can significantly reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable environment. Solar aided stoves use reusable magma rocks to eliminate 70% of biomass needed for cooking, making them an ideal solution for schools in Ugand

Cost Savings

Solar aided stoves require 70% Less fuel costs, making them an affordable and sustainable solution for schools in Uganda. By reducing the need for traditional fuels like wood and charcoal, schools can save money and invest those savings into other areas that benefit students and staff.

Increased Resilience

Many schools in Uganda are located in areas without access to electricity, making it challenging to provide Electric (Grid) powered healthy meals for students. Solar aided stoves provide a solution to this challenge by using solar energy that is readily and abundantly  available, increasing the resilience and self-reliance of schools in Uganda.

Practicality

Solar aided stoves are easy to use and require minimal maintenance, making them practical for use in schools. The adjustable heat controllers ensure maximum efficiency throughout the day, and they can be used for cooking a variety of meals that require varying heat intensity including baking of bread.

 

Conclusion

In conclusion, every school in Uganda should consider adopting solar aided stoves as a solution to the challenges they face in providing healthy meals for their students. Solar aided stoves offer numerous benefits, including improved health, reduced environmental impact, cost savings, increased resilience, and practicality. By investing in solar aided stoves, schools can provide healthier meals for their students, while also contributing to a more sustainable environment. It is time for every school in Uganda to consider adopting solar aided stoves and make a positive impact on the lives of their students, staff, and the environment.

Masrcorp offers affordable packages for schools with flexible payment options and guaranteed after-sale service. Get in touch with our team on +256 788 000 240 or +256753911911

Write to us on care@masrcorp.org

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