In Papua New Guinea (PNG), it is common for rural families to use kerosene lamps, as many homes are not connected to electricity. The Solar Light Challenge, organised by WWF Australia and SolarBuddy, aims to help PNG children play or study at night using solar lights.
In March, Point Advisory and Ndevr Environmental teamed up to form a solar light assembly line, putting together 50 lights for children in PNG. With our instruction manuals and mini screw drivers in-hand, the friendly competition set in, and we quickly put together the whole lot. We wrote letters to send together with the solar lights, wishing the PNG children good luck and greetings from Australia.
The Solar Light Challenge is highly recommended. It was a rewarding way to help our friends in PNG and to replace kerosene with free and sustainable energy from the sun. Find out how your business or school can take part.