jon the potter and concern universal visited riverside primary school in hereford amking clay fuel efficient stovesGreat to be working with Concern Universal again. The Charity helps communities around the world find practical, long term solutions to poverty.

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be visiting all the primary schools in Hereford, sharing the many benefits of using fuel efficient, pottery stoves in contrast to cooking on an open fire – as the majority of the Malawian population currently do.

Each pupil gets to make a mini pottery stove using the exact same clay making method as the African potters. Want to see what a pottery stove looks like?

At the end of the session, the children are encouraged to conserve water by washing their hands under a perforated tin can suspended on a tripod.

48 children managed to clean all the clay from their hands using just 2 litres of water.

Running a tap whilst cleaning teeth in the sink uses as much as 10 litres in one go – food for thought indeed!