Solar electricity for Karen children dormitory

$2,770 $8,230
Raised Remaining


Solar panels will provide electricity to a dormitory which houses, feeds and supports 30 Karen children of all ages. The solar system will power lights, a computer, and satellite internet access.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Currently, there is no power grid or electrical infrastructure to serve the dorm. Staff and 30 children will benefit from lights and computer access to do their schoolwork. Today they have to rely on flashlight or kerosene lights for reading, and cannot operate any computer or any other appliance. Staff will participate in the installation and be trained in operation of the system.

How will this project solve this problem?

Technical design is complete. Local partner BGET will procure the equipment, help install it, and train staff in the installation, operation and maintenance of the system. Everybody will help for the installation, providing construction labor.

Potential Long Term Impact

Education: Students and staff will have proper lighting for homework and activities at night, and will be able to use a computer and the internet.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,770

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,770 .  The original project funding goal was $11,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Michel Maupoux

Program Manager
Portland, Oregon United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Solar electricity for Karen children dormitory