Sometimes small things can make a big difference here in Cambodia. 

Our recent collaboration with Sumar-Lakhani foundation has brought 60 solar lamps to the community where we work in rural Cambodia. These lamps have been part-bought in a micro-finance initiative by each student, and part funded by the supportive education company Teacher Horizons.

A students house in the community where we work. The only available electricity in this village is through solar power.

A students house in the community where we work. The only available electricity in this village is through solar power.

Solar lamps are essential in this rural area; there is no mains power and darkness descends around 6.30pm all year round. This noticeably limits the amount of time that students have to complete their studies and continue their learning.

A student in elementary class studies after sunset using her solar lamp.

A student in elementary class studies after sunset using her solar lamp.

Lamps like these improve daily life for our students and their families. Our students use them to complete homework at night and read books they have borrowed from Helping Hands. Furthermore it is used for safe walking and movement at night as all the students live in houses without bathrooms.

A student completes her Helping Hands homework with the help of her solar lamp.

A student completes her Helping Hands homework with the help of her solar lamp.

A big thanks to Teacher Horizons and Sumar-Lakhani foundation for helping us improve educational opportunities for these committed young people in rural Cambodia!

Donations to continue our educational impact are gratefully received through PayPal and can be one-time or monthly.

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