News & Press

From feeding a group of 20 people to cooking for 100 people!

Posted Friday 24 March 2023, by Joan Arwa Ogwang, Samuel Rodrigues

From Kisumu workshop to the well prepared grounds of Don Bosco Institute in Kakuma, Kenya, a solar oven and 3 cookers were well received, (...)

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First trainings completed for Rape Hurts Foundation

Posted Wednesday 22 February 2023, by Allen Wilson Odongo

The bottom line of the training is that these girls would be able to open up their own businesses managed by themselves. By doing so, by (...)

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Love for life celebration

Posted Tuesday 14 February 2023, by Eva Wissenz

Dear Friends, Today is the day to tell you how much we love life, forest, empowered humans and balanced eco-systems. Love is the root, always. (...)

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LIFT Economy

"There is so much power in finding a way to earn a good income for your family while meeting your creative interests and serving your community as a whole. Today’s guest, Joan Arwa Ogwang is the perfect example of this. In this episode of Next (...)
24. January 2023

https://www.lifteconomy.com/blog/joan-arwa-ogwang

First steps towards the installation of a solar bakery in Sudan

Posted Thursday 12 January 2023, by Samuel Rodrigues

At the end of 2022 we implemented our first project in Sudan. Plan International Sudan, an NGO mostly dedicated to education and youth (...)

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First solar oven installed in Alagaya refugee camp in Sudan

Posted Thursday 22 December 2022, by Eva Wissenz

This picture means the world to me. We have installed this week a first solar oven in Alagaya refugee’s camp in Sudan, where about 220 000 people (...)

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First solar bakery running at Rape Hurts Foundation

Posted Friday 9 December 2022, by Eva Wissenz

After a successful first training for a very nice group at Rape Hurts Foundation, the participants have been able to start their solar baking (...)

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Solar kitchen launch with Don Bosco in Kakuma, Kenya

Posted Wednesday 9 November 2022, by Samuel Rodrigues

This September Solar Fire started another project with Don Bosco, this time in Kakuma. Kakuma is a small town in the Turkana region, north west (...)

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We did it!

Posted Thursday 3 November 2022, by Eva Wissenz

A big big thank you to all those who have supported this campaign in one way or another. This raised (...)

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Sitra

"Afrikka ponnistaa kohti kiertotaloutta"
24. September 2022

https://www.sitra.fi/artikkelit/afrikka-ponnistaa-kohti-kiertotalo (...)

Nebbi Solar Bakery Preparing a Cake for Uganda’s President’s Son’s Birthday

Posted Friday 16 September 2022, by Eva Wissenz

What a lovely birthday cake! It has been solar baked by Nebbi solar bakery for General Muhoozi for his birthday celebration in May 2022. Then, (...)

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Uyo’s Passengers

Focus entrepreneurs – A professional solar oven, Lytefire
27. June 2022

https://uyospassengers.fr/en/focus-entrepreneurs-a-professional-so (...)

Campaign launch! Support Solar Bakery Pioneers in East Africa

Posted Friday 17 June 2022, by Eva Wissenz

Help Joan, Hashimu and Allen to inspire their local communities by harnessing the power of the sun and creating sustainable bakeries! Feeding (...)

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New sponsors: Siemenpuu Foundation and ASE

Posted Wednesday 1 June 2022, by Eva Wissenz

Like any other company, we had to adapt to covid and to the complexity of our world. We don’t want to travel too much for long projects anymore, (...)

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Pain solaire pour les femmes de Lougsi au Burkina en 2022

Posted Wednesday 18 May 2022, by Martin Pouabidjie

Ces jours derniers nous sommes allés installer un four solaire Lytefire 6 dans la communauté de Lougsi située à environ 30km de Ouagadougou. Nous (...)

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Feeling the Entrepreneurship Spirit in Uganda

Posted Sunday 8 May 2022, by Urs Riggenbach

I have just returned from an amazing trip to Uganda and Kenya to see firsthand the amazing impacts of Lytefire with some of the 250+ (...)

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Our Solar entrepreneurs in Nebbi after Lytefire training!

Posted Wednesday 20 April 2022, by Hanna Williams

It has been over 3 months since the training in Nebbi in January and since the trainers left it has been an incredible success! With the Solar (...)

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The future shines bright with the ‘Sun Light Solar Bakery!’ in Alebtong

Posted Friday 8 April 2022, by Hanna Williams

The journey continues with Plan International’s Smart Up Factory as the team visits Alebtong, the most rural area the trainers have visited so (...)

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In Embu, Kenya, Don Bosco’s Tech School Solar Bakery is up and running

Posted Thursday 7 April 2022, by Nigel Jonathan, Samuel Rodrigues

The Don Bosco Technical Institutes boasts a number of different workshops. Walking around the school you can see students working on metal (...)

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The Northern Daily News

Alebtong: 15 youth get skills to operate a solar-powered bakery
2. April 2022

https://tndnewsug.com/2022/04/02/alebtong-15-youth-get-skills-to-o (...)

2d project with Plan International in Uganda in 2021-2022

Posted Friday 1 April 2022, by Lorin Symington

We are back in action in Uganda with Plan International and Plan Uganda! In 2018 we delivered two of our solar bakery and entrepreneurship (...)

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It’s Climate Strike today

Posted Friday 25 March 2022, by Eva Wissenz

The Lytefire 4 construction guide is at 5€ instead of 99€ for 24 hours (https://lytefire.com/diy-climate-strike). With it, you can build yourself a (...)

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Ojwina 2 week Refresher training

Posted Wednesday 23 March 2022, by Hanna Williams

In 2018 the Lytefire solar oven was installed in Gulu, it was then relocated in 2021 and transported from Gulu to Lira’s Smart Up Factory (...)

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NewVision

"Youth benefiting from Smart Up factory project "
17. March 2022

https://www.newvision.co.ug/articledetails/129052

Kampala’s training for the Solar Tech Bakery

Posted Thursday 10 March 2022, by Hanna Williams

Kampala, the capital of Uganda is the most exhilarating city I have ever experienced! With a population of 3.6 million it is no wonder Kampala is (...)

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Smart Up Factory is the only bakery in Nebbi!

Posted Monday 7 March 2022, by Hanna Williams

After an energetic 3 weeks training course with the inspirational students in Nebbi, Uganda, it has been an incredibly successful experience! (...)

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The dawn of solar project in Embu with Don Bosco in 2021

Posted Friday 4 March 2022, by Nigel Jonathan, Samuel Rodrigues

Embu is a town on the foothills of Mount Kenya, with wide landscapes, endless fields and fresh, crisp air. The town is alive in all senses of the (...)

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Kampala Capital City Authority

"KCCA LAUNCHES SOLAR BAKING VOCATION AT KABALAGALA ONE STOP YOUTH CENTER"
18. February 2022

https://www.kcca.go.ug/news/515#.YiiLd3xBzrc

WESTNILE TV

"The Oven uses a combination of mirrors that reflect the sun heat up the oven to a temperature of up to 300 degrees Celsius."
2. February 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm4bVe7RmiE

Smart Up Solar training in Nebbi

Posted Tuesday 18 January 2022, by Hanna Williams

We are beyond excited to start our 2022 training projects with Plan International’s Smart up hubs in Uganda beginning here in Nebbi! After a (...)

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76actu

"Équipé du premier four solaire d’Europe, cet artisan normand transforme des produits locaux"
16. January 2022

https://actu.fr/normandie/montville_76452/equipe-du-premier-four-s (...)

Kamuli Youth Solar Bakers!

Posted Thursday 13 January 2022, by Hanna Williams

Welcome our new Kamuli Youth Solar Bakers!! After an exciting collaboration with Plan International back in 2018, the team arrived at Smart Up (...)

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Let’s inspire and educate with GoSol!

Posted Thursday 25 November 2021, by Hanna Williams

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” GoSol’s mission is to influence and inspire (...)

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With Jansen PrimeSteps Foundation in Burkina-Faso in 2022-2023

Posted Monday 22 November 2021, by Urs Riggenbach

We are proud to announce the start of our cooperation with the Swiss based Jansen PrimeSteps Foundation. With the support and advise of the (...)

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agrar aktuell

"Towards sustainability – solar energy for the other 99 %" (p. 37)
22. November 2021

https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/document/download/7701de65cb7b967 (...)

Don Bosco: a new partner to bring Solar Entrepreneurship to Refugees Settlement in Kenya, 2022

Posted Monday 15 November 2021, by Urs Riggenbach

With Don Bosco Jugendhilfe Weltweit we have found a new project partner dedicated to empowering youths. Active all over the world, this (...)

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