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.
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.
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….
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