Solar Lights for Burma

 
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 1 donation
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  • Solar Lights for Burma posted a progress report
    Solar Training for People with Disabilities
    By - Bruce Gardiner - Project Director
    U YE Through a mutual friend, I met U Ye, a well known activist for people with disabilities in the Mandalay area. When he learned that I gave solar trainings, he immediately requested one for a special group, principally made up of people with disabilities.It is a testament to U Ye's organizing abilities that he was able...
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 1 donation
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 2 donations
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 7 donations
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  • Solar Lights for Burma posted a progress report
    Solar Lights for Emmanuel Orphanage
    By - Bruce Gardiner - Project Director
    Earlier this year Solar Roots was invited to come to Kayamyo in western Sagaing Region to install a solar system at Emmanuel Orphanage Center. The Center was founded 3 years ago by Pastor Joel and he runs it with his wife and his parents. There are many orphaned kids up in the border area close to India and Joel hopes to be...
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 2 donations
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 2 donations
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 1 donation
    • 5 months ago
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  • Solar Lights for Burma posted a progress report
    Light and Energy to Brighten Burma's Future
    By - Charissa Murphy - GlobalGiving In-the-Field Representative
    The following is a postcard from Charissa Murphy, GlobalGiving's In-the-Field Representative in Southeast Asia, about her recent visit to Solar Roots in Myanmar. Lights. Energy. Heat. Hot water. Cooked food. Clean water. Critical thinking. Preventive maintenance. Knowledge sharing. Experimentation. Community...
    • 6 months ago
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  • Solar Lights for Burma posted a progress report
    Solar Training in Naung Taung Monastery
    By - Bruce Gardiner - Project Director
    Recently, I was invited to give a solar training at Naung Taung monastery, near Taunggyi in southern Shan State, which is an area I hadn't visited before. The monastery is large, with over 400 novice monks and about 600 children who receive education there. Our training followed the usual pattern of familiarizing the...
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 2 donations
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 1 donation
    • 7 months ago
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  • Solar Lights for Burma posted a progress report
    Solar lighting in monasteries
    By - Bruce Gardiner - Project Director
    Having recently returned to Burma, I am presently working on my schedule for 2014. One of my main goals is to visit several monasteries to help them install solar electric systems. I have already been invited to come to a meditation center at Kanmyu, where they have an existing solar system with diesel generator back-up....
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 6 donations
    • 9 months ago
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 1 donation
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 2 donations
    • 11 months ago
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  • Solar Lights for Burma posted a progress report
    Solar Training and Installation in Lashio
    By - Bruce Gardiner - Project Director
    This year, Solar Roots was invited by the Metta Foundation to give a training in Solar PV in Lashio, northern Shan State. The training was held at Metta's demonstration farm, just 20 minutes from downtown Lashio. Set in 30 acres of fruit trees and rice paddies, the farm was a perfect location to to learn about solar. There...
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has received 73 donations
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  • Solar Lights for Burma posted a progress report
    Solar Training in Taungoo
    By - Bruce Gardiner - Project Director
    As part of our project to bring solar lighting to remote communities in Burma, I have given a series of trainings in Photovoltaics (PV) in various communities. This year, I returned to Taungoo, to teach a class of Karen villagers from the remote hill country nearby. We had a total of 14 participants plus my able translator...
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    • 1 year ago
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  • Solar Lights for Burma posted a progress report
    Return to the Delta!
    By - Bruce Gardiner - Project Director
    In February this year I went back to Mayanwa village near Pyapon to visit the community that received our first Candle Replacement Solar Kit last year. It was a joyous reunion. I got to meet up with many old friends such as Zaw Win, the man who had generously volunteered to manage the solar charging station. After one year...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Solar Lights for Burma posted a progress report
    Ayerwaddy Homeland Project
    By - Bruce Gardiner - Project Leader
    Father Benjamin founded the The Ayerwaddy Homeland Project in Maungmya over 20 years ago. A community of nearly 300 people they are developing a self-reliant lifestyle based on organic rice farming and education of their children. Some of the children are orphans and some are refugees from the 2008 Cyclone Nargis. I was...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Solar Lights for Burma posted a progress report
    The Ayerwaddy Homeland Project
    By - Bruce Gardiner - Project Director
    Father Benjamin founded the The Ayerwaddy Homeland Project in Maungmya over 20 years ago. A community of nearly 300 people they are developing a self-reliant lifestyle based on organic rice farming and education of their children. Some of the children are orphans and some are refugees from the 2008 Cyclone Nargis. I was...
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  • Solar Lights for Burma has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Organization

Solar Roots

Berkeley, CA, United States

Project Leader

Bruce Gardiner

Berkeley, CA United States

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