Give the gift of light & help educate children

by SolarBuddy Inc
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children
Give the gift of light & help educate children

Summary

Tonight, when the sun starts to set, please will you resist for a moment the urge to turn on your lights? Instead, watch as the gloom creeps through the room, and the deepening shadows slowly consume every corner of your home. At first, your eyes will compensate. But when the last rays of sunlight are gone, the darkness will be complete. And at that point, I ask you to try to imagine what it might be like to be one of the many children for whom this isn't a one-off. Please donate today.

$50,000
total goal
$38,110
remaining
67
donors
4
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

Picture yourself as 10 years old, with homework to do, with a book you want to read, with games you would like to play, with life to live. And imagine you have to ready yourself for bed without a light to guide you to your room, or to a toilet which is almost certainly outdoors, or a nightlight to ease you off to sleep. With no access to the modern mains 'grid' power, and no fuel for their kerosene lamps, for them, there will be no light until the sun starts to rise again.

Solution

A SolarBuddy solar light illuminates futures. Gifted specifically to children so they can study after dusk, a solar light will also do so much more. It improves safety, hygiene and health - children no longer need to breathe in toxic fumes. Currently more children die per annum from indoor air pollution than from AIDS & malaria combined. It is purpose designed for children and for extreme and remote environments. It will last 10 years so can take the children through their schooling.

Long-Term Impact

The gift of light is completely life changing. How do we know? The children tell us! "The solar light is so important to me and my brothers and sisters. I use my light for doing my studies, walking around the house, and finding things after dark. I feel safer and I enjoy my life more having my own solar light. I don't have to worry about not being able to see or do anything after dark, spill kerosene on my skin or breathe in its smoke. Solar is so much better." Jenna, Grade 6 PNG

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

SolarBuddy Inc

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @SolarBuddyOrg
Project Leader:
Joanna Cantwell
Brisbane, QLD Australia
$11,890 raised of $50,000 goal
 
97 donations
$38,110 to go
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