Simoonga Thandizani Trust School children and teachers came up with an amazing initiative! During one of the lessons in Science, Energy and Electricity , the pupils realize the need to save energy in everyday life activities including cooking.
One of the children, Choolwe Mweetwa, talked about small about energy saving stoves that her father is making in Simoonga Village. They are made using local materials-clay and cow dung. The heat from the firewood goes direct to the pot. The children and teachers
decided to make a similar stove at in the school kitchen. The team used bricks, metal bars and cement for this simple energy saving stove. It very basic kind of technology, but the children have learned something from it. At the moment the school is using
open air firewood cooking where a lot of the heat get blown off by the wind, resulting in too much firewood usage.. When it comes to energy saving stoves, it is estimated that 99% of the heat goes directly to the pot, hence taking less cooking time, and even
less firewood usage. If properly made energy saving stoves were to be introduced in the school kitchen, firewood consumption will be reduced massively. Thandizani School will help reduce deforestation common in the local community, and cost of buying fire
wood. To make these proper energy saving stoves the materials need are: cement, brick, round bars. And the estimated cost for each big, durable energy stove is $600.00. The school needs 2 energy saving stoves in its kitchen. Any amount of financial help will
very much be appreciated by Thandizani children who are the initiators of the project.