Families switched on to fighting energy poverty

6 August 2019
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Thirty Beaconhills families from the Berwick Campus Junior School have helped fight global energy poverty by taking part in the SolarBuddy program.

Junior School students and their parents recently enjoyed a session at the College assembling SolarBuddy lights. The SolarBuddy charity group distributes the lights in developing countries, to help children do their homework and avoid the use of dangerous kerosene lamps.

This year, the Beaconhills College community will produce around 1000 lights, assembled by the Junior Schools, Year 6 and Year 9 students and those completing the Year 8 Certificate of Excellence.

Around half of the lights have already been distributed to communities the College supports in East Timor.

Donations to help buy the light kits have also flowed in from Berwick Probus Club and Edrington Park Retirement Village’s Ladies Group, the latter following a presentation by Beaconhills students Alysha Hall and Shannon Carrig.

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