SHINE FORTH THE LIGHT OF WISDOM

BRING ON THE WIND OF CHANGE

LIGHT FOR KIDS : NOV 2017

+ INTRODUCTION

The Light for Kids initiative aims to bring solar-powered lights and fans to classrooms in a remote elementary school in Pursat Cambodia, giving the students a conducive environment and hopefully transform their lives for a brighter future.

In the process, we have assembled a small team of volunteers with relevant expertise and experience to bring this project to fruition by the end of this year.

+ ABOUT THE beneficiary SCHOOL

Kraing Tasen Elementary School is situated about three kilometres from rural Pursat, one of the poorest provinces in Cambodia.

Many in the province of Pursat do not receive proper education because of sheer poverty. Contrary to other parts of the world, primary education in Pursat is a luxury. Many would rather spend the time and effort scouring for food than to go to school. .

So it is of utmost importance that we try to support those in Kraing Tasen Elementary School. More than 400 children are enrolled in this school as grade one to grade six students.

The two buildings that make up the school are run-down and the 16 classrooms are without lamps and fans. We hope to change that with your help.

 

+ HISTORY OF THIS CAMPAIGN

The team found out about the plight of Kraing Tasen Elementary School when they visited the school in November 2016 to administer the LUNCH FOR KIDS campaign.

This is an ongoing programme to provide some of the students in Kraing Tasen Elementary School with daily lunches for a year.

It was during this visit that the team discovered that the classrooms are not equipped with basic lights and fans.

Our aim is to provide the school with adequate support that will encourage more students to stay in school.

Hence, the genesis of the LIGHT FOR KIDS campaign.

+ WHAT WE WANT TO DO

LIGHT FOR KIDS will like to install ceiling lights and fans in the classrooms of Kraing Tasen Elementary School.
We are partnering with the Pursat Alumni Association, an organization that is dedicated to promote education for under-privileged children and youth in Pursat province, to adminster this campaign.
Together with PAA, we have put together a team with the right expertise in the design of the solar system, sourcing and purchase of solar components, installation of lights and fans, and training of maintenance personnel.

+ HOW IT WORKS

We are proposing a standalone solar system designed to power up the ceiling lights of the classrooms.The solar panels generates electricity during the day time.

The solar electricity supply to the loads as well as charging up the battery. During cloudy or rainy day, the battery would supplement or directly power the fan and lights.

The charge controller regulates the charging of the battery avoiding over-charging. The inverter converts the DC to usable AC voltage and automatically shut down in case of weak battery to prolong the battery life. The battery monitor tells the maintenance personnel how the system is doing and report for technical assistance when necessary.

+ SPECIFICATIONS

The specifications for the system per classroom are as follows :

  • Load : 1x 70W Ceiling Fan / 4x 35W LED Light (Total : 210W)
  • Load energy : 1.26 kWh (6 hours run)
  • Panel Capacity : 500 Wp
  • Solar Energy Generation : approx. 1.8 kWh / day
  • Battery Capacity : approx. 1kWh at 50% depth of discharge

+ COMPoNENTS

Each system compromises of the following components :

  • Solar panel 250W x 2
  • Roof panel mounting system
  • MPPT 150/35 charge controller
  • 12V 350 pure sinewave inverter
  • Battery monitor
  • 12V 200Ah AGM / gel battery
  • Ceiling Fan (75W) & fitting
  • LED Lights (35W) & fitting x 4
  • Wiring & conduits x 1 lot
  • Isolators, switches & circuit breakers x 1 lot
  • Eletrical encolsure
  • Local installation & labour

The cost of each system for one classroom is SGD 2,200

+ HOW YOU CAN HELP?

Please support our cause by making a donation on this site. We will send you a photo of the installed lights and fan and your name will be engraved on a plaque that will be mounted in the sponsored classroom.
Your generosity will help sustain the children’s education at Kraing Tasen Elementary School and give them an opportunity to transition out of their poverty.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE DO THE MONEY GO TO ?

Your donation will go into installing solar-powered lights in the classrooms of Kraing Tasen Elementary School – situated about three kilometres from rural Pursat, one of the poorest provinces in Cambodia.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF THE LIGHTS WILL BE INSTALLED ?

At the end of our campaign, we will email you photos of the installed lights and fan. We will also send you a photo of the plaque with the donor’s name that will be mounted in the sponsored classroom.

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