SolarBuddy working in partnership with Global Citizen, the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) and Adopt-a-School Foundation delivered 6,000 solar lights to students who didn’t have access to reliable lighting ahead of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, presented and hosted by the Motsepe Foundation.
The festival celebrated Nelson Mandela’s legacy and called on world leaders to take critical action to reduce poverty and provide everyone with a chance to achieve their highest aspirations.
Generously donated by FCTG, the lights were gifted to students across eight schools in Thari Safe Park, Botshabelo, Free State. The Thari programme supports vulnerable women and children and aims to provide a safe environment for all students in communities plagued by high levels of unemployment, violence, crime and skills shortage. The first 300 lights were handed out to students at their year-end party, with the remainder of the lights to be delivered early next year.