Solar Siblings and HLF Staff with Bhutanese students
As a result of the operation of Solar Sisters this past year and the outreach of our program, the feedback we have obtained has helped us to design another innovative HLF program to be associated with Solar Sisters called "Solar Siblings".
One of the first real international interactions between school going aged kids was between the Dwight Englewood School in Englewood New Jersey, USA and the Wolathang School in Punakha Bhutan.
In this trailblazing and heart-warming program, the high school junior students of the Dwight Englewood school traveled to Bhutan to donate and install a solar lighting system at the Wolathang school. In order to cover some of the costs of the Solar system itself, the students of Dwight Englewood took to their contacts to raise funds and were able to raise sufficient funds for two solar lighting systems, enough to bring light to each room in the Bhutan school building including the admin office.
Soon, it became clear that schools like this could all benefit from having a solar powered computer so they could learn valuable technical skills for their future and keep pace with today's fast moving technical world.
|Students offering dances to USA Students|
As a result, HLF is commencing the new Solar Siblings program to bridge the gap between students in developed countries who have access to computer technology and those in the developing world who do not.
This new program also promises to form a unique cultural learning and interaction bridge between
worlds of young students from several different countries thereby adding to our global awareness about our differences, our reliance on each other and about renewable energy technologies for our shared environment. Become part of this new program by organizing support from your school!