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1,000 Solar Lights Distributed to Kupiano Elementary and Primary School Students

By Lillian Keneqa – EMTV News, Port Moresby 

1,000 solar lights were distributed among students from eight elementary and primary schools in Kupiano District of Central Province.

The distribution, a partnership between Solar Buddy and Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF) took place at Kupiano Primary School last week.

This is a double from last years distribution of 450 lights; another 1000 will be distributed next month.

Solar Buddy believes it was probably the largest distribution they have made at one time to children anywhere in the world.

Children attending elementary and primary schools in the Kupiano District of Central Province can now complete their homework, study, and read after dark. Each student received a free solar light.

Last week, Solar Buddy, in partnership with KTF distributed 1,000 solar lights among students of eight primary and elementary schools.

KTF CEO, Dr. Genevieve Nelson, encouraged the students saying education is vital for a prosperous nation.

Solar Buddy is an Australian charity that delivers innovative education programs to schools and business in Australia, teaching them about energy poverty.

Solar Buddy CEO, Simon Doble, told the students that education exercises and strengthens the strongest part of the body, which is the brain, and explained to the students how to use the lights.

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