The Branch Foundation and Solbakken would like to thank you for your generous donation towards ensuring that the children at Maw Kwee School have access to safe and reliable lighting. These students, who live in a remote area along the Thai-Burma border, are currently only able to use candles, which not only pose fire risks but are also an expensive and inadequate form of lighting. By installing solar lighting in communal areas, the school children will be able to effectively and safely study at night allowing them to reach their full potential in terms of education.
Lay Taw, the Karen Education Department’s representative of the school, highlights the importance of this project:
“The students can only read in the daylight. At night they cannot do anything for their lessons. So, electricity is important to study at night. Their parents have not learnt at school but they know that their children need an education. Maw Kwee is the only place the children have a chance to study. For the students, education is very important for if they have no education they will be like their poor parents and stay in the forest. Education will provide them with a better life.”
Currently, it is monsoon season in Thailand; therefore the road to the area is barely accessible. The Branch Foundation and Solbakken hope to raise the remaining funds during this period so that once the rains stop we can implement solar lighting for the school. We are halfway to reaching our goal for this project and we sincerely hope that you can help us reach our target. Please tell your friends and family why this project is important to you, or even better still, consider donating again so that you help bring light into these children’s lives.
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