December 8th and 9th 2015: Two-day training on solar cooking and solar drying
The Solar Association Tiloo Gambia (S.A.T.) organized with its partner SenDeGel Association, the Kartong Women Association and the Dumbuto Women Association a two-day training on solar cooking and solar drying at the Tiloo Project center in Latriya.
With the help of the Solar Association Tiloo Switzerland we were enabled to train these women from Kartong and Dumbuto to cook their food and bake their cakes in a solar cooker for selling, to dry fruits and vegetables in a solar tunnel dryer, and to boil water on a parabolic mirror (or also in a solar cooker) with the free power of the sun. This reduces the emissions of charcoal that the women would normally use, benefiting the women monetarily and environmentally. One woman from Dumbuto reported that she spends D:112 a week on charcoal. With the help of the Solar Association Tiloo, she can make a one-time purchase of a solar cooker and save on the weekly expense of charcoal.
The training was so successful that the women are willing to recommend this training to other groups of women.