An Australian mother and her family has been using the time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic to help developing countries. Sabooh Whitelaw has been teaching her kids about solar-powered lights and they have crafted several of these devices to send to island nations like Vanuatu.
Not only will her children gain the technical and environmental knowledge from crafting these solar lights, but they will also develop humanitarian skills as they will be helping others in the process.
A program run by SolarBuddy and Origin Energy seeks to educate children about the energy challenges faced in developing countries.
The program teaches students about social justice, but also science, engineering and renewable energy.
The solar lights are being donated to communities where people still use kerosene and gas lamps.
"Ms Whitelaw has given her son Sacha and daughter Sophie a break from the textbooks, instead, they are building solar-powered lights which will be donated to school children"