The solar panels
We just got back from visiting this remote community and I am delighted to inform you that, with your support, the children at Maw Kwee School now have access to solar lighting. Previously, they had to rely on candles, which are not only dangerous in the highly flammable thatched huts but are also an expensive form of lighting. Now the children are able to study after dark in a safe environment.
This was our first collaborative project with Solbakken and we hope it's not our last. The team were highly professional as well as being understanding of the needs of the community. They installed the solar systems and trained members of the community on maintenance.
The solar system provides lighting to all communal areas of the school including the dormitories and study areas. The school principle from Maw Kwee had the following to say:
"Now that we have safe and efficient lighting in the school, the children can study more effectively and move around freely without the dangers posed by open flames. Sometimes we could not afford candles so we were unable to see at night. I would like to thank The Branch Foundation, Solbakken and all their supporters".
We would also like to express our gratitude for your generosity and support towards this project. By walking around the community, we could see how excited and grateful the children and teachers were. You have helped create an environment for which they can reach their full educational potential and the effects will last long into the future.
Tom Rosen and The Branch Foundation/Solbakken Team
Some of the boarding house children
The solar system control panel