Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana

 
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Solar cooker update, almost a year later
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    We wanted to send you a short update and a thank you for having supported our solar cooker project in the past. The solar cookers have been very well accepted in the schools. The students like it a lot and have been experimenting, and cooking is many things as possible. In the latest text message from the village, we...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Video: How to build a school with the community
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Dear friends,As a loose sequel to our last progress report about the water system and our participatory approach, The Tscherman Chef cooked something up again: a video with the community effort as ingredients. Development needs to be serious? (Although the issues sure still are.) If you spent 1 minute and 40 seconds...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Why we engage in participatory development
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Dear friends: In this report we wanted to take a step back, and look at the bigger picture beyond the scope of colar cookers. We apologize for cross-postings in our GlobalGiving projects.The report has been inspired by watching the TEDx talk by David Damberger: “What happens when an NGO admits failure” and...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    The solar cookers have arrived in the schools!
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Our solar box cookers have arrived in the village schools! These are the first pictures we got from Madagascar this morning. Zahana bought the all Madagascar made solar box cookers from ADES (Association pour le Développement de l'Energie Solaire). ADES is a community benefit organization active in the South of the...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $19,240 from an original funding goal of $17,900!
    • 3 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    A short video about solar cooking
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Dear friends, We wanted to say: Thank you!Thank you for the wonderful support for the last three years for our solar cooker project on GlobalGiving. With your help we have met the funding goal. With that achievement our active project on GlobalGiving will officially “retire” as funded after Bonus Day on March...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    A visit by Santa to both schools
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Christmas is a very important holiday for our villages in Madagascar. A Christmas tree is part of the celebration. In our first school in Fiadanana the trees is, as always, outside. In the village of Fiarenana the tree is inside the classroom. For a few years now (since 2007) Santa Claus comes and visits the school children...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana has received 104 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    A very big THANK YOU to all of our donors!
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    A big Thank You to all of our donors who supported our solar cooker project over the years! You make our work possible. We could not do it without you!  In the photo you can see the solar water pasteurizer in the back of the classroom (in the left corner). In the age of text messages (SMS) we can communicate with our...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    The real measure of success
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Sometimes the success of our participatory community development approach is best illustrated with a project we (Zahana) don’t do. Metal fences now surround all seven of Fiadanana’s communal water faucets for over 2 years. Built with a solid concrete foundation, the metal fences are holding up well. All of the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Seven happy students!
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    We just got this picture of all seven students from Fiadanana that got award the CEPE (Certificat d'etudes primaires élémentaires or Certificate of Primary Studies). Our wonderful teachers trainer, whos work made this possible as well is to the left. So without further ado we wanted to add this picture to the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Cooking - the biggest need for energy
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Last year our solar volunteer Bruce helped us introduce solar lighting to the village. He also was instrumental in trying to get the balzingtubesolarappliance to run in Madagascar. Having decades of experience in installing photovoltaic solar units in California, Bruce’s expertise was a godsend for us, but the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    A celebration: The first school diplomas ever!!
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    “Getting a CEPE is a very big deal for everybody. Nobody in their village ever got a CEPE so far”, our friend Dr. Ihanta told us on Skype. “Eight of our students from our Fiadanana school took the exam. They had been preparing for weeks every day with their teacher. Seven of our Students passed the exam,...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Zahana: ‘Project of the Month Club’ in August '11
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Dear friends,We are happy and proud to announce that for August 2011 Zahana is featured in the ‘Project of the Month Club’ at GlobalGiving. Every month GlobalGiving awards this designation to a new exceptionally high performing project.  For the entire month of August this very project takes the spotlight...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana has made updates to their project page.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Improving cooking in the villages in Madagascar
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Our wonderful solar volunteer Bruce is back in Madagascar.  He has recently left the capital city of Antananarivo for our villages. Based on his experiences visiting and living in our two villages in 2010, Bruce has been looking into the best way to improve cooking and cook stoves in Madagascar. He has found an...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Solar water pasteurizer in the school in Fiarenana
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    This is an update though photos: our students use the solar water pasteurizer, donated by Developing World Solar in Hawaii, to make their drinking water safe. All they need to do is to put the water bottles in the sun and wait. (See website for technical details). Once the solar pasteurized water has cooled down enough, the...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Thank you for making us a superstar!
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Thank you! We could not have done it without your support! The temptation was big to just send a progress report with two words: “Thank you”. But, we wanted to explain it a bit more: February 2011 Zahana was awarded “Superstar” status, the highest level an organization can reach on GlobalGiving!...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Zahana’s video & the Ford Focus Global Test Drive
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Dear Friends of Zahana,Thanks to GlobalGiving’s endorsement Zahana is entitled to compete for the $10,000 prize money in the Ford Focus Global Test Drive. Another creative fundraising strategy to explore, we just submitted a video. Now we hope to get chosen with your help. If you are on Facebook and would like to...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana has received 50 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Feedback from Zahana about what success means
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Dear Friends of Zahana: This is a reminder: Thursday, December 16 is Bonus Day at GlobalGiving. Every donation is matched by 50% until they run out of matching funds. Last time GlobalGiving ran out of matching funds for the first time, so please donate early, if you can. We apologize in case you get this progress report...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Solar water pasteurizers in action
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    The solar water pasteurizers have been accepted well by the community. Zahana has a few solar water pasteurizers per village and they are being used in the schools for and by the school children. In our second village (Fiarenana) the only well with water all year round has recently been dug in the schoolyard. Safe drinking...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Getting people to buy into solar cooking
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    The solar water pasteurizers have been well received by the villagers. In the school of Fiarenana where access to clean safe drinking water is still an ongoing challenge, solar water pasteurization is the best way to make the water safe for drinking. In addition, our ‘solar volunteer’ Bruce has spent over two week in...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Zebu (cattle) and the reality in our villages
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Dear friends, It is certainly easier to report about the opening of a school or the planting of trees, but on a more somber note, here is the latest sad news from Madagascar. Our village of Fiarenana was attacked for the third time by ‘dahalo’, or cattle thieves, a few weeks back. They came into the village at...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Bonus Day: Wed. June 16, 2010
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Dear donor to our solar cooker project in Madagascar, 50% interest in one day? Sounds too good to be true? Not really: The GlobalGiving “Bonus Day” is a wonderful opportunity to ‘super size’ your donation to Zahana by 50% at not additional cost. Thank you! It is your donation that makes our work possible....
    • 4 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Updates from Madagascar May 2010
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Dear friends, In our last update from February we told you about a generous donation of Blazingtube solar cookers and solar water pasteurizers being shipped to Madagascar, the Blazintubesolar being currently the most efficient solar cooker available. The ship has arrived, but… The solar water pasteurizers are a huge...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Good news about solar cookers
    By - Markus Faigle, Jeannette Koijane - Volunteers
    Dear friends, We wanted to send you a quick update about a very exciting development. The inventor of the blazingtube solar cooker generously offered by the end of last year to donate a large number of his innovative solar cookers and water pasteurizers to Zahana. We are very grateful, and this wonderful donation gives...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana has received 58 donations
    • 5 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Thank you for the matching gifts!
    By - Markus Faigle, Jeannette Koijane - Volunteers
    Drear friends, This is the quickest way to reach you and say: “Thank you!” Thank you for donating to Zahana during GlobalGiving’s “Give More Get More” Challenge. We started with $15 before the challenge and have been successful. The project will still active with GlobalGiving until it is funded, just without...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Thnak you for your matching gift
    By - Markus Faigle, Jeannette Koijane - Volunteers
    Drear friends, This is the quickest way to reach you and say: “Thank you!” Thank you for donating to Zahana during GlobalGiving’s “Give More Get More” Challenge. The project will still active with GlobalGiving on their website until it is funded, just without the extra bonus of a match. We hope you will...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Give
    By - Markus Faigle, Jeannette Koijane - Volunteers
    Dear friends of Zahana, If you considered donating to Zahana again in this 2009 tax year, now (until Dec 1) might be a very good time. This project was invited to join the Give More - Get More Challenge and GlobalGiving will match your contributions incrementally. (The link with more information is on the top part of the...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Zahana and Fiadanana update
    By - Markus Faigle, Jeannette Koijane - Volunteers
    This project has passed the vetting process and is now officially green. Click on the green leaf in the top right corner of the web page to learn more. Hot off the digital press: Zahana, and its founder Dr. Ramihanataniarivo, are features in the latest issue of Malamalama, the University of Hawai‘i Magazine...
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Thank you for the Green Challange
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Than you to all of you who supported the solar cooking project during GlobalGiving’s Green Challenge. We are happy to announce that with your help we tied for third place with the PlayPump project! Not only is a third place amazing for a small all volunteer organization such as Zahana, but is also comes with an...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    The first fruit in the school's fence are ripe (literally).
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Right from the start Zahana had envisioned an edible fence surrounding the school. This was intended to enclose the school with a natural barrier for roaming animals and curious visitors that would provide a great source of nutrition and vitamins for the students at the same time. This ambitious project has now yielded the...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    GlobalGiving Green Challenge
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    April 3, 2009 We have great news: Our project “Solar Cookers for the School in Fiadanana” has been awarded the “Green Leaf” form GlobalGiving and invited to join their “Give a Little Green!” Challenge. This Green Challenge is by invitation only. Starting Saturday, April 4 and running through Tuesday,...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana posted a progress report
    Update on the recent situation in Madagascar
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Dear friends, Some of you read about Madagascar in the news and contacted us, so we wanted to send a short message. Thanks to email, text messaging and Skype we have been in constant contact with our partners in Madagascar and they are fine. One thing becomes obvious: we have to increase our efforts in rural...
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana has received 56 donations
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  • Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Organization

Zahana

Antananarivo, Capital, Madagascar
http://zahana.org

Project Leader

Markus Faigle

Volunteer
Honolulu, HI United States

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Map of Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana