The Flight Centre Travel Group has partnered with Clean C and SolarBuddy, the Australian inventors of the SolarBuddy light, to donate solar-powered light units to the learners of Marconi Beam Primary School in Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton.
Programme Manager at Flight Centre Foundation, Diane Cleary says they have realised that some of these learners from impoverished communities struggle with studying after it gets dark.
She says living in a shack, it gets dark very early which cuts down on the time that these learners have to study.
Research shows that having a SolarBuddy light gives learners an extra 38% of time to study.— Diane Cleary, Programme Manager at Flight Centre Foundation
The Flight Centre Travel Group will distribute 1,730 solar lights to Marconi Beam Primary School in Milnerton at 9 am on 10 October.
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