World Central Kitchen’s Smart School Kitchen project in Lusaka, Zambia is underway! In partnership with the Meant 2 Live Foundation and the Coptic Mission, the newly opened school feeds 250 orphan school children every day. Just this past week, WCK worked with partners to help the school leave charcoal behind – the school cooks have switched to using clean cook stoves fueled by biomass-pellets. The “SupaMoto” stove is designed and produced locally in Zambia, and provides a cost-effective high-performing fuel option for the school’s chefs – saving 50% of the cost of the traditional charcoal system AND providing a backup power system that kicks in when power outages happen. The heat generated by the pellets is about twice that of large charcoal stoves, so, for example, cooking a large 50 liter pot of Nshima (maize porridge) takes one third of the time it would with charcoal.
WCK is thrilled to be a part of this exciting project as we aim to feed, educate, and change the lives for the next generation in Zambia!