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Imagine living in darkness as soon as the sun sets

1.4 billion people worldwide don’t have access to safe or reliable lighting. Without light, they are unable to read or study or continue working safely.

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Change the menu. Gift a light.

Take the challenge with your buddies and light up the lives of children living in energy poverty.
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Change the menu. Gift a light

Help change this reality

This is your opportunity to linger over lunch with your buddies and assemble solar lights for children in Papua New Guinea to help them to continue their studies after dusk.

Join in the challenge! Build your own team, host an event from your venue of choice and assemble solar lights with thousands of Brisbane buddies.

Post a photo on Instagram and hashtag #BNELightLunch for your chance to feature on digital advertising billboards around the CBD.

This is your moment to let your light shine!

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Each light costs AUD$35. Minimum orders of five lights.

Inclusions: Semi-assembled solar light kits, tools and session resources, assembly instructions and letter template, all shipping, costs and handling, quality control, light distribution, on-going monitoring and evaluation, and impact reports.

1 in 5 people live in energy poverty around the world, and most households in need have five family members. Between you and four buddies, your order of five lights will go directly to five children and impact 25 people.

How do I join the campaign?


Step 1 – Sign up now

Take the challenge and give the gift of light

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Step 2 - Host a Light Lunch

Host your own light lunch event


Step 3 – Take the challenge

Join thousands of Brisbane buddies and assemble solar lights for children in PNG


Step 4 – Share Your Instagram Photo

Post a photo of your light lunch on Instagram and hashtag #BNELightLunch

On the lunch menu

about energy poverty and solar technology
a solar light and write a personal letter to your buddy
the lives of children in Papua New Guinea with the gift of light

Who is SolarBuddy?

SolarBuddy is a Brisbane based Australian charity, uniting a global community to change the lives of children living in energy poverty. Our big aim is to gift six million solar lights to children around the world by 2030 to help improve their education outcomes and break the cycle of poverty they are born into.

All solar lights assembled during the Brisbane Light Lunch will be gifted to children living in remote off grid communities in Papua New Guinea.

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