How can you study at night without a good light? This is the challenge faced by many students in poor countries without electricity.
Covenant purchased 100 SolarBuddy lights for students to assemble as a hands on learning experience about the positive impact of renewable energy on communities living in energy poverty. SolarBuddy is an Australian registered charity with the goal to end the devastating cycle of energy poverty for marginalised communities across the world. Our Geography Department is supporting them achieve this goal by educating students at Covenant about energy poverty, renewable energy and global citizenship. SolarBuddy's practical mission is to provide safe, reliable, effective and innovative solar energy solutions to communities who suffer from the limiting effects of energy poverty.
The school believes that renewable energy has the ability to change lives forever, providing future generations with the opportunity to reach their full
potential. The 100 lights, along with a personal letter, will be sent to children in need in Papua New Guinea.