During HOP’s “Rays of Joy” project, we worked extensively to deliver solar powered equipment to the small town of Juving, which lies off of the main trekking route to Everest Base Camp. We also discovered that we were barely scratching the surface of the village’s needs. Juving School was lacking basic amenities such as chairs, desks, and well-trained teachers. So HOP worked with the school’s headmaster to build desks and chairs for each of the school’s 350 children, as well as paying the salaries of four trained computer teachers for a year, and installing a much-needed PA system. We also installed an industrial water filter in the school, giving students and village residents access to clean drinking water year-round.