Giving the gift of light in honour of Nelson Mandela was worthy of every second in 67 minutes.
Informal urban settlements spring up off-grid across cities in South Africa. Without electrification, these city dwellers rely on hazardous fire-inducing household appliances. Shack fires result in smoke inhalation, severe burns and loss of life and property.
To commemorate Mandela Day, Suntoy donated Consol Solar Jars to children and their care givers at Children of Fire, a place of healing. By manufacturing a safe, clean and rechargeable solar powered light, Suntoy aims to eradicate the causes of these horrendous burns and the long-term trauma that follows.
No candles, no matches, no fire, no dangerous and polluting kerosene or paraffin. Solar lights equal healthier environments. Burn free.
"It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now." - Nelson Mandela
At Suntoy, we acknowledge that we have solar power in our hands to make a valuable difference in our community.