Thanks to Bidoun's expertise - a Syrian group addressing renewable energy - and thanks to your generous donations, we have got the amount we needed and the project has started.
Objective : 15 solar ovens and 45 rocket stoves*
*rocket stoves are flame burners that allow for food to be cooked in pans, a perfect combination to the solar ovens
The coordinators of the project
Abu Salah supervises the construction of the ovens/rocket stoves and the purchasing of materials.
Rafat is responsible for the distribution of the ovens/rocket stoves and will instruct the families on their use.
Both of them wish to introduce their compatriots to renewable energies and encourage the spreading of knowledge in order to promote the multiplication of initiatives such as this one in Syria.
Stage 1 : making the rocket stoves
The rocket stoves are all made by local artisans in Syria
Stage 2 : construction of the ovens
After the Rocket stoves, the construction of the Solar ovens has begun.
All primary materials have been bought locally and this project also allows for 2 people (carpenter and welder) to gain a salary.
The local team is very enthusiastic !
Stage 3 : Distribution & TrainingNow that the rocket stoves and the ovens are completed, we have started to distribute them to families.
At the same time, Rafat and Abu Salah have trained 3 women to use solar ovens, they start by cooking some dishes, to familiarise themselves with the oven, before promoting them to other women in the village.
And here is a recap of the whole project !