A wonderful presentation from Papakura local Russell Gauld -SolarBuddy Program Coordinator – Melbourne
Russell is a social entrepreneur bringing sustainable practices to the villages of Vanuatu. He is passionate about expanding people's hearts and minds to take action in service of others. He loves interacting with people and exploring different cultures.
 
Russell talked to us about how the gift of a SolarBuddy solar light helps children living in energy poverty to continue studying long after the sun goes down improving their education outcomes and overall health and wellbeing.
 
Children also spend less time collecting firewood for cooking and heating and instead spend more time attending class, preparing for exams and completing homework assignments. In an Impact Assessment commissioned by SolarBuddy and KTF, we found that there was a massive 78% increase in time spent on homework and an 80% reduction in average weekly expenditure on Kerosene.. Now isn't that great! More details on Solar Buddy Program https://solarbuddy.org/about-nav