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Greenpeace Africa is on a mission to bring a little sunshine to the community of Diepsloot, Johannesburg. They noticed that in parts of this area access to electricity and to public lighting is a daily struggle. They would like to remedy this by installing 8 solar streetlights around the Diepsloot Early Childhood Development Centre. By doing this they aim to create a safe haven for children when the streets get dark. In this mainly unlit area, they will be a glowing example of how solar energy can positively transform South Africa,and help create safer streets.
Greenpeace Africa has turned to crowdfunding in order to raise the R100 000.00 they need to make this project a reality. Crowdfunding is an online method of fundraising that works by reaching out to people across the globe. For this campaign Greenpeace Africa have chosen to run their campaign through Thundafund.com, a rewards-based crowdfunding platform. Rewards-based crowdfunding one of three main crowdfunding methods, and works on the principle that the backers (people who give the money) recieve some incentive (a reward) for their money. This rewards is provided by the project creator (Greenpeace Africa).
How will the donations help?
The Philile Foundation, Greenpeace Africa, Enerlogy and Schneider Electric partnered to design the project. They will provide technical expertise, trainings and community information around the project. But that is not enough.
They have estimated that the total cost of the project will amount to R100,000, including: buying six solar streetlights (two are donated by Schneider Electric), installing them around the Diepsloot ECD centre, and the maintenance cost for 20 years. Your donation will cover those costs.
Be a part by supporting today. The journey to a bright future starts with renewable energy.
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