Fumi Sakurai is a nurse living in Japan, and has been promoting solar cooking since 2006. She is a member of the organization Niconet Tsukuba, and as part of her involvement she stayed in Madagascar for two years, where serious deforestation is evident. She introduced villagers to the solar cooker Sun Peace. This solar cooker is easy to make because it does not require measurement. She suggested to some key persons in villages to use aluminum sheets of used snack packages for reflective material. It was found to work successfully in the sun-rich climate. Some villagers who learned how to make/use solar cookers became “teachers” and started to share the skills with others. In Japan, introducing such information is also useful for educational purposes.
Recent news and developments
- May 2014: Fumi reports that she has been involved promoting simple handmade solar cookers, and has taught over 100 people to solar cook since 2009.