Just under 10% of the world’s population lives without electricity (source: worldbank.org). This situation has a devastating effect on children’s education, damages families’ health and financial economics and harms the environment we all share.
The Hour of Power raises awareness of the problems caused by energy poverty and provides an innovative and sustainable solution to improve the lives of children living without electricity in developing countries. These children will be able to receive a solar-powered lamp supplied by the Solar Buddy association thanks to the participants who will have assembled it during the activity. With these solar-powered lamps, the children will be able to study after nightfall and avoid using paraffin lamps, which are expensive and a source of accidents.
This meaningful team-building activity is ideal for bringing your teams together around an enriching experience and highlighting your company’s values. As well as assembling the solar lamps, participants can write a letter dedicated to the receptient child, delivered to his/her school by the Solar Buddy association. This CSR activity, which focuses on corporate social responsibility, is unique of its kind and has a real and significant social impact.
The assembly and writing workshop can be followed by a quiz on the challenges of energy poverty, then a team brainstorming session with a feedback session -either live or recorder on video- to suggest environmental and societal actions within the company. It’s an activity you’ll be hearing about for a long time and it will be a great way to get your company thinking about CSR!
“energy is the golden thread that connects all the Sustainable Development Goals.” – United Nations Secretary-General Anotónio Guterres.
Step 1: Briefing
Welcome of participants
Presentation on the challenges of energy poverty
Introduction to the activity
Approximately 15 minutes
Step 2: Assembling the lamps and writing the message
Distribution and assembly of the lamps by the participants
Individual writing of a message of hope to be sent with the lamp to a child in need.
Team photo taken with the lamps lit.
Approximately 25 minutes
Step 3: Quiz, Brainstorming and Debriefing
As a team, participants take part in a fun CSR quiz on energy poverty linked to the briefing presentation.
Again as a team, they brainstorm to suggest an environmental or societal action to be implemented within the company.
They then produce a short video to 'sell' their ideas to the other participants.
All the participants vote for the best pitch and the best idea!
Approximately 50 minutes
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