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Puxi Grade 4:Powering the Future
During P&B class on March 6th, Grade 4 had a guest from Solmates, a new fund raising initiative launched in Singapore. She introduced a meaningful program that assisted the students in learning about solar energy, energy poverty the effects that Nepal’s recent earthquakes had on Nepalese children, and generally how our students can make a positive impact on another child’s life.

In order to help the children in struggling Nepalese villages, our Grade 4 students will make lights named Solmates. A Solmate is a small but powerful portable solar light that is distributed through charities and NGOs to energy poor areas and villages that live off the grid. The lights assist the children and their families to study at night, use amenities in the dark, and lead a healthier life, since they will no longer need to use kerosene. As we can see, it is a small but powerful life-changing device for village children.

The fourth graders are looking forward to making their lights. They have come to realize that they can make a difference, no matter how small or big, to another child’s life. We hope our students can change the life of a third world child with their own hands and try to make a difference!

(Written by Wang Tingqi      Pictures by Wang Tingqi)