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Here Comes the Sun
Solar Classroom Project
Tmatboey, Cambodia
“Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most po...
Why Cambodia?
Bou Meng: “This is my wife. She is
#331.”
Freedom Park (Sept.
Khmer Writing Club
Tmatboey, Cambodia
• Population 1180 (314 families)
• One Primary School (200 students)
• One Secondary School (200 studen...
Tmatboey, Cambodia
The Problem
• Both schools lack electricity
• Both schools lack technology (laptop,
printer, internet, ESL tapes, speakers...
The Solution
• Solar panels provide the requisite
energy to bring the classrooms into the
21st century
• Laptop + software...
The Challenge
• Designing Solar Classroom Package
• Solar panels, wiring, charging area
• Laptops, printer, projector
• Cl...
3 Books & 2 Films
• Books
• Cambodia’s Curse (Joel Brinkley)
• “A Problem from Hell”: America &
the Age of Genocide (Saman...
Contact Info & Such
• Website — runwithjoe.org
• Email — joe@runwithjoe.org
• LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/runwi...
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  1. 1. Here Comes the Sun Solar Classroom Project Tmatboey, Cambodia “Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.” Malala Yousafzai “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
  2. 2. Why Cambodia?
  3. 3. Bou Meng: “This is my wife. She is #331.”
  4. 4. Freedom Park (Sept.
  5. 5. Khmer Writing Club
  6. 6. Tmatboey, Cambodia • Population 1180 (314 families) • One Primary School (200 students) • One Secondary School (200 students) • 100 miles northeast of Siem Reap
  7. 7. Tmatboey, Cambodia
  8. 8. The Problem • Both schools lack electricity • Both schools lack technology (laptop, printer, internet, ESL tapes, speakers, projector) • Students receive an inferior education
  9. 9. The Solution • Solar panels provide the requisite energy to bring the classrooms into the 21st century • Laptop + software for each teacher • Printer for each school • English Language tapes + speakers • Projector
  10. 10. The Challenge • Designing Solar Classroom Package • Solar panels, wiring, charging area • Laptops, printer, projector • Climate matters (heat & humidity, flooding, lightning, rainy season, global warming) • Children & livestock in the school yard • Delivery of Solar Classroom Package • Easy to Ship • Easy to Install (no IT people; no English spoken) • Easy to Replicate (other schools in Cambodia & abroad)
  11. 11. 3 Books & 2 Films • Books • Cambodia’s Curse (Joel Brinkley) • “A Problem from Hell”: America & the Age of Genocide (Samantha Power) • Films • The Killing Fields (1984) • The Missing Picture (2013)
  12. 12. Contact Info & Such • Website — runwithjoe.org • Email — joe@runwithjoe.org • LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/runwithjoe • Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/joe.rice.1612

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