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Who is SolarBuddy?

SolarBuddy is an Australian charity uniting a global community with a big dream to gift six million solar lights to children living in energy poverty by 2030, to help them to study after dusk and improve their education outcomes.

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789 million people worldwide live-in extreme energy poverty

“Energy poverty condemns billions to ill health, unfulfilled futures and repeated cycles of poverty.”

— Ban Ki Moon, former United Nations Secretary-General

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What do we do?

Through our empowering education programs we inspire our global community to understand how innovative design solutions can help to create a more sustainable world for all people and our life-supporting planet.

about energy poverty, solar technology and global citizenship
a solar light and write a personal letter to your buddy
the lives of children living in energy poverty

Our Impact

Since launching in 2016, we’ve seen huge growth

Educated over
Across 500+ schools in 13 countries
Empowered over
Across 200+ organisations in 19 countries
Gifted over
solar lights
Illuminating 650,000+ lives in 18 countries

Educating Locally, Impacting Globally

Take a look at our global footprint