SOLS Solar Academy is a program created specifically for B40 youth to study while working in the field of solar PV system installation or electric vehicle (EV) charging station installation.
Students have been selected from rural and urban poor communities, from all over Malaysia, including Sabah & Sarawak. They will be receiving a full scholarship for the 12 months of full-time study and apprenticeship courses.
Most of the selected students did not complete their schooling or get good enough results to continue to higher-level education. The jobs they are able to get at the moment are either minimum wage, inconsistent part-time jobs which do not allow them to have savings. They consider this opportunity as their second chance to be trained in a skill, gain employment and work towards having stable middle-class outcomes.
One of the students said, “Saya berhenti belajar nak cari duit, kerana keluarga tak ada duit nak makan.” – they quit school to be the breadwinner of the family. Choosing to attend the SOLS Solar Academy is a huge decision for their family. However, coming from a financially difficult background, they don’t have money to afford food and room rental in Kuala Lumpur while they attend the classes as it will create a further financial burden on their families to support them.
Without being able to afford food and room rental during their studies, the students will not be able to take this opportunity and improve their future.
Understanding the need to support the students with the cost of safe boarding and daily meals, SOLS 24/7 decided to prepare a dormitory for the students with utilities (water, electricity, internet), a laptop or tablet and food throughout their 12-month study and apprenticeship period.
We are hoping that with your donations, they will be able to access comfortable accommodation with all basic necessities and healthy meals for the students. With your help, they can focus fully on their education, graduate successfully and have a better future.
We need RM200 per month per student for food and accommodation (dorm + utilities).
Cost per student per year: RM2,400
45 students x RM200 = RM9,000
1 month cost x 12 = RM108,000