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Solve The 17, SolarBuddy's Global Innovation Challenge

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

Solve The 17, SolarBuddy’s Global Innovation Challenge, is a highly engaging virtual volunteering opportunity with a very exciting purpose. The solutions-focused program is aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a call to action with three overarching aims: to fight inequality and injustice, end extreme poverty, and to tackle climate change.

In teams of 20 - 30, employees will collaborate to discover, define, develop, design and deliver a unique solution to a global issue we currently face in relation to one of the 17 SDGs. Solve The 17 has been curated by an exceptionally skilled team of educators, innovators and designers to provide employees with an interactive, educational program that creates real world solutions to the most pressing global issues that we face.

Solve The 17 is delivered online through an interactive platform that facilitates breakout rooms, collaboration and inspires thought-provoking conversations. The virtual layout allows us to tailor this hands-on, facilitated program to suit your team and your desired outcomes. Is your team up for the challenge?

Every session includes the donation of 25 solar lights, in your company's name, to children living in extreme energy poverty. Every donation SolarBuddy receives can yield a social return on investment more than seven times that of the original donation - what an incredible investment in humanity you can make.

Please contact us to discuss the fee for your corporate volunteer team to be involved in this incredible opportunity. This is an entirely virtual volunteering opportunity, offered globally. Teams of 20 - 30 must be organised by a Corporate co-ordinator with whom SolarBuddy will liaise to ensure you are offered a date and time that suits you. Team applications only please (No individual volunteer applications will be accepted - thanks for your understanding).


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About SolarBuddy


1/36 Wyandra Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, AU

Mission Statement

SolarBuddy is uniting a global community to illuminate the futures of all children. One of the biggest obstacles we face is extreme energy poverty. It is a complex challenge, impacting the health and well-being, educational outcomes, and economic stability of the communities experiencing it as well as our environment.


Since launching in 2016, SolarBuddy has made a huge impact:    

  • Educated over 130,000 students across 550+ schools in 13 countries   
  • Empowered over 35,000 employees across 100+ corporations in 15 countries  
  • Gifted over 125,000 solar lights illuminating 625 ,000 lives in 19 countries  

Our goals are to educate six million people globally and to gift six million solar lights to children living in extreme energy poverty by 2030.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Human Resources Training & Development
  • Product Development
  • Business Development
  • Professional Development


  • Group


  • Approximate 3 hours per session
  • This is an entirely virtual volunteering opportunity. Strong internet connection is highly recommended.

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