Clean power for humanity
It was the kind of offer we love! A solar energy organisation made contact, offering to help power villages in remote and under developed locations. We jumped at the opportunity.
Clean Power for Humanity is a non-profit committed to providing green powered solutions for rural villages in order to increase their livelihood. They asked if we could pair them up with an NGO working in a relevant area.
Jacqueline Yang, the inspiration behind the NGO, is a keen advocate given that, as she wrote to us, “solar panel power is sturdy, easy to maintain, environmentally sustainable, green, and can last for 20+ years.”
Through our Global Hand network, Epiphany Trust, a UK Based NGO, found that Clean Power for Humanity would be a great match for their village education programmes in rural Myanmar.
They decided to start with the Klaw Gaw school in Karen State, providing a total solar panel system to power 12 LED lights and fans. Jackie visited the area in order to prepare for the project and it is now underway.
Epiphany began this school 15 years ago with approximately 40 children attending. Today the school has 124 students. Its numbers have steadily increased as people have returned to the village, following the 2012 ceasefire halting the decades old war between the Burmans and the Karen.
The solar project is an excellent way to build on that new start by empowering and educating the children, giving them, ultimately, a more stable tomorrow.
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