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 six million solar lights to children living in energy poverty by 2030, 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.
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.
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 Illuminating Communities Initiatives within Australia.