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SolarBuddy — illuminating better futures for children all around the world

 
 
 
 
 
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SolarBuddy is a registered Australian charity dedicated to educating and empowering the next generation to change the lives of children living in energy poverty through its innovative school education and corporate engagement programs.

 
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Energy poverty condemns billions to darkness, ill health, unfulfilled futures and repeated cycles of poverty.
— UN Foundation
 
 
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How do you become a SolarBuddy?

- 4 EASY STEPS - 

 
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PARTNER

Fundraise $25 - $30 per participant to receive the SolarBuddy solar light assembly kit and education pack.

 
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LEARN

Participants learn about energy poverty and how a solar light can change a life. They write a personal letter to their ‘buddy’, which is sent together with the light.

 
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MAKE

Participants learn about solar technology, how energy can be created from the sun, and how to assemble their SolarBuddy light.

 
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DONATE

SolarBuddy collects the lights and distributes them to students in communities living in energy poverty. Participants often receive photos and letters back from their ‘buddy’.

 
 
 

Since launching in 2016, we’ve seen huge growth.

 
 
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Over 400 schools in 13 Countries have participated in the SolarBuddy Education Program

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Over 50 major corporations have engaged with SolarBuddy’s Corporate and Conference Program

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Resulting in over 40,000 SolarBuddy Solar Lights being donated to children all over the world

 
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SolarBuddy is an amazing program. Our whole school community now has a greater understanding of the impact of energy poverty on human lives. We now know that one small act of kindness - the gift of a solar light - can change the life of another person in our global community.
— Clare Tuohy, Teacher, Beaconhills College