The Suntoy team is excited to be partnering with Kaya FM 95.9 in their #LightUpALife campaign. This Kaya Cares event is a Mandela Day initiative. Lighting up a life, one child at a time, is imperative to creating a future absent of darkness and shining with brightness. A Solar Jar is a gift worth giving.
Suntoy has donated 192 Solar Jars. The M’Khaya team has distributed the Solar Jars to child headed households at Othandweni Childrens Home in Soweto and Rays of Hope Orphanage in Alexandria, Gauteng. The campaign was launched on the Bob Mabena morning show in preparation for rollout.
In Jozi city, our lives revolve around the daunting load-shedding schedule. At Suntoy, we are off-grid and production continues regardless of stages one to three. We’re one of the lucky ones.
For many children though, there are no load shedding stages… simply darkness… every night. More than 1.4million South Africans live without electricity in informal settlements across our country. Scholars aren’t able to complete their homework or study in the dark. A solar powered reading light charges in the sun during the day and welcomes the children home at sunset. No electricity or candles needed. An unplugged light source - similar to KayaFM's unplugged live studio sessions featuring South African musicians.
Join us, M'Khaya. Do your part! #LightUpALife
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." ~ Nelson Mandela
Please note: Faces of orphans in photographs have been blurred to protect identities. The Kaya FM team shared these two photos.
Approximately 40,000 visitors attended the Bio Marché fair in Zofingen, Switzerland. This event is one of the biggest organic trade fairs in Europe and took place over three days in June.
The wire used in the assemblage of the Solar Jar ™ is 90% recycled. Suntoy procures it from Cape Gate where post consumer scrap metal is collected, sorted and refined. All raw materials are of South African origin and the smelting, rolling and wire manufacturing process is done locally.
By recycling wire, a lesser quantity of new material is required during the wire-making process and the amount of discarded metal dumped into landfills is reduced. By consciously choosing 'green wire' and upcycling it into the bracing and handle of the Solar Jar ™, our product is made that much more environmentally friendly.
"Thanks for the interesting tour of your operation. It is good to see where our wire products are used and the end product." - Derek Erxleben, Head Metallurgy, Cape Gate