Shining a light on energy poverty

21 August 2018
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Visiting academics from Harvard University and Beaconhills corporate partners were able to see our community service program in action first-hand recently.

The group was at Beaconhills for a special presentation from Solar Buddy founder Simon Doble and joined in with students to help build a solar light. Solar Buddy provides lights to children and families in developing countries, to help children do their homework and avoid using dangerous kerosene lamps.

This year the College will donate dozens of lights to Vietnam as part of its Beacon Explorers program along with schools it supports in East Timor.

The team from the Harvard Graduate School of Education have visited Beaconhills a number of times in recent years as part of the Leading Learning that Matters initiative and their research into educational change.

The morning also included a presentation from peace educator Margaret Hepworth, founder of The Gandhi Experiment.

Pictured (l-r) Dr Flossie Chua and Professor David Perkins from Harvard, Kate Anderson from Independent Schools Victoria (ISV)

(L-r) Beaconhills’ corporate partners Beatriz Durango and Javier Alvarez from Consolidated Property Services and Leah Schapel from Campion adopted the Beaconhills College motto of ‘letting their lights shine’.

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