POWER THE FUTURE
A GLOBAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE
"Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand"- Benjamin Franklin
At Power the Future our mission is to combine innovation and the enthusiasm of today’s youth to create a powerful initiative to help end energy poverty for the needy children.
Our strategy is to empower students to learn about Energy Poverty based on STEAM with a focus on leadership training, to search for sustainable solutions and to be involved and participate in the implementation and delivery of these solutions. Our programs facilitate teaching & learning across curriculum by engaging students in as global citizens and leaders in forging a new future.
Power the Future aims to harness the power of united students focusing to help over 300 Million underprivileged children around the world in receiving solar energy and as a consequence live healthier, improve their study conditions and give them greater hope and opportunity for their futures.
Why? You may well ask …
Unknown to a significant portion of the developed world’s population is that that there are still 1.2 billion people across the globe living off the grid. Living with what they can cobble up and the use of Kerosene as their primary fuel source. 20% of these disadvantaged people are children, but they are absolutely 100% of our future.
In today’s world, energy is an essential to the support of life, as is shelter, food, water and air. It is not a privilege, especially for children.
"Energy poverty condemns billions to darkness; ill health unfulfilled futures and repeated cycles of poverty."
- UN Foundation
WHO WE ARE
Warriors for a better world
HOW WE DO & WHAT WE DO
Power the Future is a Social Enterprise organisation specialising in the development and distribution of learning kits
based on solar technologies for all grades of students to match school needs and curriculum requirements.
By exposing the children to the real world problems and offering learning kits as solutions to those problems.
We empower learning based on projects (PBL) and help them become responsible Global Citizens.
Facilitation in education is art. We make learning rewarding, engaging and impactful.
The fruit of the Project Based Learning programs, these learning kits are then gifted to children in need in
impoverished villages and schools that are off the grid.
Power the Future programs offer an engaging cross-curriculum project that unites subjects to work together in the entire grade/school/after-school club. It is one unique vehicle that merges Geography, Humanity with STEAM classes, as well as the 17 UN SDGs.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING SPECIALISTS
Customize a Project with us!
It is Engaging, Collaborative, Innovative and Life Changing
"If we teach our children the old way, we are depriving them of their future" - John Dewey.
At Power The Future, we work with schools to design PBL projects that integrate curriculum which offers the students intensive & extensive learning experience, at the same time keeping track of academic goals. Tools are available for executing the projects.
Students become curious learners and ask more questions than memorize answers delivered in our traditional teaching. We help cultivate leadership, global citizenship, global competence in our children as they are the future owners of our planet.
Power The Future also helps the beneficiary schools in the developing countries to implement the same amount of teaching when they receive solar lights from their partner schools who lead the collaborative project.
Discover more about our innovative programs and get in touch to stay up to date regarding our latest efforts.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING FOR YEARS 4-6
Tackling An Issue - Finding A Solution
A Project based learning program offering significant scope across many subjects.
Students from grades 4-6 will find the SolMates program a fascinating, engaging and educational way to help fight the night and light up lives of children who now live primarily on the lighting provided by kerosene lamps.
Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them.
To find more about how your school can create a project based learning program that educates your students about the world and at the same time assist energy poor, impoverished students, click below
THE SOLAR SABER
PROJECT BASED LEARNING FOR YEARS 6-9
You don't have to be Jedi to have a lightsaber !
A Project based learning program offering significant scope across many subjects. We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that your students are better prepared to manage the unique situations they may one day find themselves in.
We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers your school community and delivers the innovative support to those living with energy poverty.
Students from years 6-9 will find the Solar Saber program an engaging and educational way to help be involved in the fight to light up the lives of children who now live primarily on the lighting provided by kerosene lamps.
To find more about how your school can create a project based learning program that educates your students about the world and at the same time assist energy poor, impoverished students click below.
OUR 6 CORE MISSION OBJECTIVES
Whilst our overarching mission is to put solar lighting into the homes of the impoverished,
we have a number of key objectives that we like to achieve along that journey.
Our program is not one of "please donate", but more a "please participate" opportunity and when you participate, a whole world of personal enrichment goals for teachers, students, their families and the entire school community can be achieved.
It is an unique program that allows the participants to actually see who their contributions and involvement will benefit
and more importantly see they can make a huge difference in someone's life by a mere participation.
SHOW GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP IN FIGHT AGAINST ENERGY POVERTY
INSPIRE AND CULTIVATE
TRAIN AND BUILD
PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
ESTABLISH GLOBAL VIEWS
& BUILD GLOBAL COMPETENCE
STUDY REAL PROBLEMS
GET THE BEST OUTCOMES
IMPLEMENT THE SDGS
PREPARE YOUNG LEADERS
OUR RANGE OF STUDENT LEARNING KITS
Schools can select off the shelf or we can design a bespoke program to suit your needs
OUR ENGINE ROOM
WHILST IT'S NOT ABOUT US, WE ARE A TEAM OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERTS WHO
ARE DEDICATED TO PROJECT BASED LEARNING SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS ENERGY POVERTY
FOR THE CHILDREN LIVING OFF THE GRID.
ALL CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE OWNERS OF OUR WORLD.
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of Power The Future. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop.
Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
Co-Founder & Pioneer
James has been the pioneer in providing affordable solar lighting solutions for 10+ years. He developed the first integrated solar light for the International Relief Community and brought it into the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) catalogue
James is an Australian national and won 3rdplace at the International Humanitarian Innovation Awards and was a member of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) committee to include solar products as core relief items. He won the Australian Business Award in Queensland in 2012. James is also a member on the Pacific Energy Advisory Group.
OUR SUPPORTERS AND NGOS
Valuable partnerships changing childrens lives
WhyUs is dedicated to promoting service learning and career planning. Based on Dewey's philosophy of education, we use the project learning, service learning methods and action theory, guiding students to participate in creating high quality social project, helping students find personal values and mission, improving the extracurricular activities in continuity and professionalism, promote the students' competitiveness for top university entrance. Based on the projects, we help them grow and serve the society, train them into change makers for the future world.
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
Bringing solar solutions to the poor
The Asian Development Bank was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. ADB puts enormous efforts in bringing solar solutions to the bottom of the social pyramid.
ROSIE MAY FOUNDATION
Making a difference
The Rosie May Foundation, UK registered charity 1113049, works directly on the ground in both Sri Lanka and Nepal to protect vulnerable children and prevent them being torn apart from their families through poverty. We aim to break the cycle of institutionalisation and keep children in loving family homes. The Rosie May Foundation tackles the root cause of family breakdown by providing holistic, practical support, tailored to the individual needs of each family.
Wow Education brings unique experience for young generation to help and learn as a global citizen in the real world. By leading the students to rural area for volunteer work in Cambodia, WoW Education makes changes of the local community and the growth of the students happen at the same time. Since 2011, WoW Education has brought over 1100 students to Cambodia and built 102 facilities for Cambodia villagers, including the first public village school for Silung village, which will provide the opportunity of study for over 300 kids.
Building Self-sustaining Communities
The Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS) – Nepal, established in 1996, is a non-profit and non-governmental social development organisation registered with the District Administration Office, Lalitpur, Nepal.SAHAS is associated with the Social Welfare Council of the Government of Nepal.
The organisation was founded by a group of professional development workers, who for many years were engaged in the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) supported Okhaldhunga Rural Development Programme.
SAHAS has been implementing various community development projects to create an enabling environment for sustaining the development activities by the communities themselves.
GroopHug communications is a boutique direct marketing business that works in the not for profit and charity spheres. Groophug has managed the Australian and Asia Pacific regions and has established a number of programs with schools in those areas. They have successfully introduced PTF to schools in Australia ,Singapore Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka the UK and Africa. If you are in these regions and want to know more contact them below. They would be delighted to hear from you!