Brisbanites to lunch and build solar lights for PNG kids


Brisbane-based charity SolarBuddy is launching its first public campaign, the Brisbane Light Lunch, this week to raise awareness of energy poverty and improve the lives of children and their families by providing them with solar lights.

The campaign gives Brisbane residents the opportunity to get together over lunch and assemble solar lights, which will be gifted to children living in remote, off-grid communities in Papua New Guinea.

For the next five weeks, Brisbane will come to know more about the SolarBuddy campaign and together, from Monday, August 5 to Friday, August 16, 2019, friends, families, and community groups will gather for solar lights assembling activity across Brisbane.

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Each light costs $35, with a minimum order of five lights. One in five people live in energy poverty around the world, and most households in need have five family members. Between you and four buddies, your order of five lights will go directly to five children and impact 25 people.

SolarBuddy will feature on GOA Billboards during this period as part of GOA’s Community Partnership Program. This interactive campaign will feature participants on GOA Billboards around the CBD when they take a photo of their team building lights and post it to Instagram using #BNELightLunch.

Following three years of disrupting the charity landscape through its innovative program where the giver builds a solar light to gift to children living in energy poverty, SolarBuddy is starting at home with its first public campaign by inviting Brisbane to lead the way in how to do lunch and illuminate children’s futures.

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SolarBuddy has a big dream to gift six million solar lights to children living in energy poverty by 2030, to help improve their education outcomes and break the cycle of poverty they are born into.

Since SolarBuddy launched in May 2016, they have donated more than 100,000 lights to children all over the world and educated more than 150,000 students.

Why not join the Brisbane Light Lunch? Get together with your friends and family, assemble solar lights and be part of the movement to illuminate children’s lives in PNG!

Register here.