Uganda Solar Cookers

Pathways 4 Thriving Uganda Solar Cookers

Solar Cooker Pilot Program

400 people impacted

Lords Meade Vocational College is saving $6000 annually and not emitting 300 metric tons of smoke into the air each year by using solar cookers to provide food to their students and staff.


The issues:

Lordes Meade Vocational School houses 400+ students and faculty.  They cook 3 meals a day, 300 days a year. They had been purchasing firewood as their only heat source for cooking.  5 large trucks would deliver a monthly supply of wood costing in excess of $9000 annually. Carbon Footprint issue….

Desired results:

These 7 solar cookers reduced the need to purchase and burn ⅔ of the school’s annual wood consumption, saving Lordes Meade $6000 annually (money they can now invest in their students).  The carbon reduction is estimated to be 200 metric tons annually.

Host Rotary Club: Jinja, Uganda

Rotary Area of Focus: Growing Local Economies

International clubs: Santa Rosa East, CA; Rohnert Park-Cotati, CA; Pomptom Lakes, NY

Project Budget: $9300

Support this project:

This project has been funded with seed money from the International clubs and a Rotary District Grant (Rotary Foundation matched $2700). We are raising money to replicate this project at other schools.