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Moruya's Solar Buddy Project


A group of Moruya students is paying it forward, helping brighten up the lives of less fortunate children in Papua New Guinea. They are building lights for poverty affected areas, where young people live without electricity.

Origin Energy's Mary Dullard. Video: National 9 news (supplied)

Mary Dullard from Origin Energy assisted in the Solar Buddy Project. As a student herself from St Mary's and now a parent with her own child attending, she took the opportunity to work in partnership with St Mary's as part of a STEM project to assist other children and families that need support in PNG.

A school spokesperson told The Beagle "Origin are absolutely thrilled with how well the event went & the publicity it generated for the foundation. A huge thank you to our year 3 and 4 students and teachers Mrs Alicia Hampson, Miss Georgia McCormick and Mrs Stacey Kelly for the engagement in this project."

SolarBuddy is an Australian charity uniting a global community with a big dream to gift six million solar lights to children living in energy poverty by 2030, to help them to study after dusk and improve their education outcomes.