Youth Arise Organization - Sierra Leone
Youth Arise Mission Statements are:
Tackling deforestation in Sierraleone.
Improving the health of women and children.
Sustainability and Saving Labour.
Educating families about sustainable living through fuel-efficient cooking stove.
Other Organization Type
YOUTHS ARISE ORGANIZATION IS A COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION (CBO) LED BY FEMALE
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health, Livelihoods, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy Development
Technologies & Fuels
Charcoal, Coal, Wood
Clean Cooking Activities
Youth Arise (Y.A)is a female led organization that is helping local communities to build fuel-efficient clean cookstoves in SIERRALEONE. Youth Arise fuel-efficient cookstove is called the “Gbanyan Gbanyan Kuk” which means “Fast Fast Cooking” in KRIO.
Reduces household wood use from three bundles of wood per week to just one.
Contains the fire within the cookstove at the side of the kitchen, reducing injuries from burns.
Has a double burner so that two pots can be cooked at the same time, saving time.
Produces substantially less smoke than the traditional three-stone fire, reducing coughing and breathing problems.
Takes just one hour to make and is made from free local and readily available materials.
Is LOVED by the women that use it!
Deforestation in Africa is a huge problem, but we believe that the use of our fuel-efficient cookstoves in SIERRALEONE will help save millions of trees. We expect that every stove built will continue to be in use for an indefinite period of time. With the longer monitoring period, our hope is that any problems are addressed during this period, so the stoves will be in use well into the future. Householders are taught to care for, repair, and even replace their stoves, so the outcomes from the initial trials will carry on for years to come. We have also helped families to plant their own trees which can be copied to provide a sustainable source of fuel close to where it is needed.
Youth Arise would like to work with other local communities globally in order to achieve our sustainable cookingstoves dream
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
13 cornhill Street,
Freetown, Western Area 00232
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Neneh Turay
Title: Project Officer
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Jolanta Kamara
Title: Public Relations Officer
Phone: 0023277773163Request an Edit to This Profile