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SolarBuddy is an impact organisation with the vision to create a brighter future for all children. Our mission is to eradicate energy poverty in all its forms for future generations by empowering a global community to provide safe and sustainable solutions. It is our goal to gift millions of solar lights to children living in energy poverty, to improve their education outcomes and bring environmental, health and economic benefits to their communities.
Energy poverty plunges 1.4 billion people into complete darkness, every night as they lack equal access to clean energy. They depend on primitive forms of energy like charcoal and firewood to ignite their way through the night. These forms of energy have a devastating impact on their health, well-being, economic stability, educational outcomes and the environment.
To date, we have gifted hundreds of thousands of solar lights to children in 21 countries across the globe. We are currently working in countries such as: Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Cambodia, India, and Madagascar. We also offer SolarBuddy's Indigenous Education Program within Australia.
What is our solution?
SolarBuddy provides safe, reliable, effective, and innovative solar lights to children who don’t have access to electricity, empowering them to reach their full potential.
Our donor, corporate and education programs give our community the chance to transform lives through the gift of light while learning how innovative design solutions can help create a more sustainable world.
We have created various innovative programs combining learning with practical application – designed to build awareness and inspire action on the issue of energy poverty. All our work is aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
All funds raised go directly to purchasing SolarBuddy lights that go to communities living in energy poverty.
Solve the 17
Solve the 17, SolarBuddy’s Global Innovation Challenge is a highly engaging virtual team building program with a purpose. Watch our video here https://youtu.be/LUTuIrTm144
The solutions-focused program is aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a call to action with three overarching aims: to fight inequality and injustice, end extreme poverty, and to tackle climate change.
In teams, employees will collaborate to discover, define, develop, design and deliver a unique solution to a global issue we currently face in relation to one of the 17 SDGs. Solve The 17 has been curated by an exceptionally skilled team of educators, innovators and designers to provide employees with an interactive, educational program that creates real-world solutions to the most pressing global issues that we face.
Whether your organisation is large or small, establishing a giving program with SolarBuddy will help you increase staff engagement and bring organisational values to life. Strong social connections also result in enhanced staff and customer loyalty; authentically and actively demonstrating social good really is good for business. Measurable impact for you and transformational change for children living in energy poverty. What a win-win!
Turnkey Events / CSR Program
Our turnkey Event/CSR Program will motivate you to learn about the 1.4 billion people who live in energy poverty and how innovative design solutions can transform lives, economies and the planet. Watch our video here
Our program is the perfect option for values-driven organisations, looking to include a Corporate Social Responsibility program that drives Return on Investment.
Designed to be both flexible and adaptable, our program can be run anywhere in the world and is suitable for intimate groups of 25 people up to 3,000+ event-attendees.
Our Education Program encourages student collaboration, inter-culture understanding, creative and critical thinking while inspiring students to consider how innovative design solutions can transform lives.