We are raising money to bring solar lights to children in Uganda and Tanzania through the organisation Solar Buddy.
What might seem like a simple "switch" to you, is a huge deal to those who live in areas with no access to lighting and other basic living needs.
Myself, Sarah, Natalie and Sarah (pictured below) are fortunate enough to be travelling to Africa for a vacation throughout December/ January, but it didnt seem right to go and have an amazing experience and not give anything back. So, our goal is to raise as much money as possible to provide schools we visit along the way with eco friendly solar lights. Our aim is to be able to provide three schools with the lights in the following places: Bigodi Village -Uganga, Mutanda Lake - Uganda, Jambiani Village - Tanzania.
You may be asking why solar lights?
Well, currently 18% of the worlds population are living in darkness with no access to electricity. Children who are going to school are losing the opportunity to learn and develop as soon as the sun goes down, or using dangerous kerosene lamps as a short term solution.
Unfortunately the health effects of Kerosene lamps is hugely devastating, with over 4.3 million reported deaths resulting from the air pollution caused, making them unsustainable for the future. Solarbuddy lights are strong, safe and durable, and not to mention solar powered! They are a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution.
Watch this video to get an understanding of a day in the life of one of the children you could be helping:
Each light costs $25! So donate today, to give the gift of light. 100% of all funds raised will go towards SolarBuddy for the purchase of these lights.
Thank you in advanced for your kind donation! This will make a huge difference to the lives of these children.
SolarBuddy Ltd is an Australian registered charity. Our goal is to end the devastating cycle of energy poverty for marginalised communities across the world. We aim to achieve this by educating Australian children about energy poverty, renewable energy and global citizenship.
Our mission is to provide safe, reliable, effective and innovative solar energy solutions to communities who suffer from the limiting effects of energy poverty. Our school programs and partnerships aim to connect communities across the globe, combining learning and education with assistance and aid. We believe that renewable energy has the ability to change lives forever, providing future generations with the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Since 2016, SolarBuddy has distributed 17,000 lights across 11 different countries. This has affected the lives of 40,000 people by increasing their ability to study after dark, and eliminating the dangers of kerosene.
To learn more about SolarBuddy, visit www.solarbuddy.org
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