Mae Poe Kee School - June 2018
The Mae Poe Kee school in rural Karen state is home to 7 teachers and 96 students. During the school year the students study Karen, Burmese, and English languages as well as math, hygiene (health), and social studies. The students are dedicated to their education despite the minimal accommodations. At night, students previously used candles or kerosene lamps as a light source, both of which cost money and are a fire hazard. The risk of fire is a very serious threat as most houses, schools, and dormitories are constructed from wood and bamboo. In June of 2018, Solbakken in collaboration with Track My Electricity completed the installation of a solar powered electrical system. The students and teachers of the Mae Poe Kee school now have a safe living environment and learning environment in which to better their futures.