Briquette making for the Acholi group

Members of the Lubanga Ber group in Acholi Quarters recently had a very informative training session on how to make briquettes as a form of lower carbon, longer-burning fuel. Most of the group currently rely on charcoal as their fuel source for cooking, and the cost has gone up significantly in recent months making it very hard to afford.

This workshop, which included practical learning opportunities, taught the women how to make the briquettes from commonly found waste items. The briquettes burn more slowly, and so last for longer, and are much cheaper. With these skills, and the accolades accompanying the product, the women could also make extras and start selling to others as a source of additional income.

Below are some images of the workshop, and a section of the curriculum to demonstrate what was learnt.

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