Consol Glass has donated R750 000.00 worth of solar jars project to light up homes in poverty stricken areas across South Africa.
Jacaranda FM radio station team has kicked off a year long initiative called Project Khanya (light), aimed at brightening the futures of thousands of children in underprivileged areas.
The Jacaranda team headed off to the Ikemeleng Youth Centre and Sonskynhoekie ahead of Mandela Day to distribute solar jars to celebrate the start of the project of helping to build a brighter future for the children of South Africa.
Ikemeleng Youth Centre is a youth centre that runs a holiday school during the school holidays for the children in the community where the children are cared for and receive a meal each day. Rooival Sonskynhoekie in Pretoria is a poor white settlement in need of some care. From next week, the team will be visiting schools and handing out the Consol Solar Jars.
The principle of the Consol Solar Jar is simple and clever. Solar-powered LED lights are safely housed in a 1-litre Consol Classic jar, which stores energy during the day when placed in sunlight and releases light at night. The sustainability of this product is enhanced as the glass jars are 100% recyclable and on average each Consol Glass container consists of 35% recycled content.