JuniorBuddy STEM Program

Are you looking for innovative, STEM, HASS and social justice curricula for this school year?

The JuniorBuddy teacher-led program that fits effortlessly into class with year level specific resources combining interdisciplinary learning with practical application, and real-world impact.

Designed by teachers for teachers, this program is aligned to the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority and mapped to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

The JuniorBuddy program combines interdisciplinary learning with practical application and real-world impact. It provides a highly engaging session for your students and promotes general capabilities, including critical and creative thinking, intercultural understanding, teamwork, and global citizenship.

Engaging JuniorBuddy Program

Enquire about our JuniorBuddy program.

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Minimum order of JuniorBuddy lights is 25
STEM Incursion Experience
Would you like to learn about our optional upgrade to a STEM incursion experience?
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Topics Covered

  • Energy Poverty
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Sustainability
  • Global citizenship
  • Innovative design

What's included

Each light is $35* each (minimum order 25) and includes:

  • Delivery of unassembled solar light kits
  • Educational resources for educators to facilitate – plus optional lesson plans leading up to the assembly of solar lights
  • Collection of assembled solar lights and written letters
  • Quality control of solar lights
  • International shipment of solar lights and letters to a country in energy poverty
  • Distribution of solar lights and letters into the hands of children living in extreme energy poverty through our in-country NGO partner
  • Monthly update on SolarBuddy’s global impact

 

*CURRENT 2022 PRICE

Optional upgrade to a STEM incursion experience, to add even more impact to your program. Ask us about the benefits of having a SolarBuddy team member facilitate your session for you.

Don't just take our word for it!

Frequently
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Once you have placed your order and payment has been confirmed, your lights will be delivered to your nominated address within 4 weeks! 

Please note that we cannot send your lights to you without full payment or a PO number 

Your learning resources will be sent to you once the order has been confirmed so that you can access them before the lights arrive and prepare for your session.

Your lights are only shipped once payment has been made. You will receive an email confirming that they have been dispatched once they are on their way to you. 

No, you can run the program whenever best suits your school’s timetable. Once you receive the lights, please assemble them and contact SolarBuddy to have them picked within 3 months of the original delivery date. 

Absolutely! There is an additional cost for this, and it depends on whether it is virtual or in person.

Simply email enquiries@solarbuddy.org to find out how we can add even more impact to your session.

Not a problem. Simply send us an email to update us on the change in date so that we can update our records. Just remember we just need them returned to us within 3 months of the original delivery date.  The longer the lights are with you, the battery life depletes. Sending them back as soon as possible ensures that the child receiving your light will be able to use them for the greatest time.
Do not worry, we ask you to please ensure all lights, letters, screw drivers and spare parts are returned to us in your yellow bucket. All out lights are carefully QC’d before they are distributed to a child living in energy poverty.  

When you have assembled your lights simply request a collection here and we will arrange a courier to collect them from your location.  

ASAP! As soon as you have assembled your lights, please place them back in your yellow bucket and request your collection. The longer the lights are with you, the battery life decreases which means that the child receiving their gift of light will not have the opportunity to use it to its full capacity. ALL assembled solar lights must be returned to SolarBuddy within 28 calendar days unless notified prior or there is a $200 admin charge applied.

We ask you not to keep any lights for personal use. By assembling your light, you are helping a child living in energy poverty. The more lights we can send to children, the greater impact we have.  

100% of solar lights ordered must be returned to SolarBuddy for quality control and distribution. If this does not occur, SolarBuddy will charge a replacement fee of $10 for each unreturned solar light.

In our ongoing support of sustainability, the instruction manual is digital and accessible by scanning QR code located on the Tool Holder for Allen keys. This is available in the digital resource kit emailed to educator / event organiser.

We have chosen the countries we work in based on need and opportunity. We assess the communities living in energy poverty in each country we work in, and actively seek out partnerships with local agencies that specialise in educational development who can assist with distribution to schools.

Absolutely! We would love to hear from you! Please email our team on enquiries@solarbuddy.org and we will be happy to help!

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