PRESBYTERIAN UNIVERSITY OF EAST AFRICA (PUEA)

Project Info

Location

Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA), Kikuyu

Funded By

Prince’s Foundation for Building Communities (PFBC)

Construction Completion

December 2015

Add-Ons

None

SUMMARY

Located in Kikuyu town, Kiambu county, PUEA University is 20km northwest of central Nairobi. PUEA is a church institution and sits on church land. The university has approximately 800 students, of which 100 reside within the university. Staff and students receive three meals a day, and 10am tea and 4pm tea and snacks.

CHALLENGES

The Institution had been using charcoal, firewood and gas for cooking and these costs increase by 6.34% yearly. As a school they are required to provide balanced and affordable meals to the students hence the need for affordable cooking fuel. With the rise of prevailing cooking fuel costs, they were seeking better alternatives.

SOLUTION

The Cooker provides an alternative to charcoal and firewood for cooking meals and boiling water. Additionally, the Cooker has solved introduced a sustainable waste management solution. Now the can sustainable provide affordable meals to the students.

LONG TERM IMPACT

The university is saving up to 40% of their fuel costs by using rubbish.

SOURCE OF RUBBISH

The University collects rubbish from around the school and from nearby schools; Alliance Girls High School, Alliance Boys High School, Kikuyu Township Primary School and two supermarkets at Kikuyu Town.

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