Solar cooking classes began Saturday, October 20 for students at the University of Notre Dame of Haiti at Hinche (UNDH-H). Twenty-two biomedical and nursing degree students enrolled for this University-level elective course. The course will teach both theoretical and practical aspects of solar cooking, and feature many solar cooking expert guest speakers, thanks to video conferencing by representatives of the ten consortium members who developed the course textbook and syllabus, including Solar Cookers International, the Public Private Alliance Foundation, Konbit pou Developman Commune Kotes-de-Fer, and SHE. On top of learning the science and history of solar cooking, students will solar cook a variety of dishes on three different types of solar cookers during each class. They will also learn to make their own solar cookers, and create financial self-help groups in nearby communities to lay the ground for future solar cooker manufacturing and sales. Read more about the idea that brought together the consortium, UNDH-H’s Science Day, plus photos of the students in class and assembling the SK14 solar cooker.
University of Notre Dame of Haiti at Hinche (UNDH-H) students learn to assemble an SK14 parabolic solar cooker, as part of the new solar cooking course made possible by a 10-member consortium including SHE. Photo credit: UNDH-H