Smokeless Cookstove Revolution

Field Work and Training Format

Field Work Training Modules

Module Design

A well-known factor that strongly influences the success of any kind of intervention in the field is making sure our program is adapted to the specific cultural and social context of the people and places we work. In light of this we feel it is imperative to penetrate deeply into a given region rather than to spread too thinly over many regions. In this way the work will take hold and spread organically.

Duration of 1 intervention will be spread across (Minimum 5 days & Maximum 6 Days) with a team of minimum of 2 trainers from SCF. We will make 2 visits to the location

  • First intervention – Awareness programme + Training programme + Baseline survey
  • Second intervention – Audit + certification of installed SC on a sample HH size + Refresher training if required
  • Third intervention (optional) to follow up, review and support trainers on the ground and confirm the techniques being used are implemented correctly. Follow survey on effectiveness and community adoption.

1)We start with a survey to find out the various health and livelihood issues related to cooking process and gathering of firewood from the community before we plan the workshop. This will need to be done by the organisation through some visuals of the existing cooking methods highlighting some specific details like :

– Health issues

– Fire wood gathering source

– Time taken to cook food

2) Our workshop is typically for about 5 days – where we will train some community people who will then in turn act as trainers to install stoves in village homes

3) We would like to train at least 20 such community trainers – who are needed to be pre-identified by the partner or facilitator organisation in advance. These community members can then become training champs and an incentive programme can be developed for them and their efforts in the field.

4) We need about 4 to 5 hours from these community trainers every day so they can understand the whole of process of construction of stove and it becoming smokeless with a few hours of firing

5) After a pre-determined period and number of HH’s completed, our team will do a post survey to assess the working of the stove with the intention of auditing and correcting the stoves made. We intend to do this at least after 3 months from the time of the first training workshop. If required, this could then be coupled with a refresher training programme

7) An incentive programme can be designed to motivate the community trainers as trained by SCF team

8) SCF team will hand over the training kit containing visuals and moulds to the on-ground coordinator post the workshop

Targeted Impacts per Workshop

S.NoAction pointImpact (over 12 months)
1Training programme + Audit & Certification1
2Participants from community per workshop20 per workshop (min participation)
3HH covered by 1 trained community worker over 3 months post training100
4HH covered by 20 trained community workers over 3 months2000
8HH covered by 20 community workers over 3 months2000 HH
10Reduction in time spent in cookingUp to 50%
11Reduction in firewood used in cookingUp to 50%
12Reduction in visible smoke insideUp to 50%
  • HH – House holds
  • SC – Smokeless Cookstove

Get Involved

  1. Financial contribution – In order to enable our training team to facilitate more workshops, any kind of financial contribution would be of great help
  2. Become a volunteer with SCF
    1. Rookie trainer (participate in at least 3 workshops with us and learn the art of making Smokeless Cookstove). You can then become a lead trainer with us. At this stage, you could earn some remuneration with us
    2. Photographers & videographers – since our workshops are held across beautiful and rustic Indian locations in – it provides a great insight into these wonderful Indian communities and their way of living. You could shoot pictures and videos for us as well as for your own interests. (You will need to pay for your travel & boarding expenses)
    3. Blogging – you could write your experience with us during workshop in case you have a personal blog. This will help us spread the awareness about our work. (You will need to pay for your travel & boarding expenses)
    4. Workshop coordination – sometimes we need help on the field to organise certain things in order to facilitate the workshops smoothly. No major skill is required. Just passion for community development. So you could come along with us as coordination volunteer. (You will need to pay for your travel & boarding expenses)
    5. Survey, research, audit and certification – This is a very crucial aspect of our project. As you have read above that we need a clear understanding of the traditional cooking methods and issues related to that in a particular target community. We always looking for passionate individuals who can help us with House Hold (HH) level surveys and then compile the learnings in forms of reports and presentations. This happens in the first phase of our workshop. In the second phase, we study the impact of the work done. Again, you could volunteer with us and help our trainers certify the work done by community trainers. (While you may have to pay for your travel here, we will take care of your boarding and lodging expenses)
  • Bank account details for Financial contribution

    Account name : Smokeless Cookstove Foundation

    Bank name : HDFC Bank

    Address : Shop No 10 & 11 Neelkanth Gardens

    Bhaktakavi Shivaji Bhai Devshi Road, Mumbai – 400088, Maharashtra, India

    Account No : 50200029021680

    RTGS/NEFT IFSC : HDFC0001211



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Contact person : Nitisha Agrawal (Founder & Director)

Facebook : /SmokelessCookstoveRevolution Instagram : /smokelesscookstove_team Email : Address :  Registered office: 202 C Wing, Sai Simran, Opp Metal Box, Deonar, Mumbai - 400088