Its Time Foundation delivers renewable power solutions for remote Pacific Island schools, transforming education outcomes and reducing carbon emissions.
It's life changing
Many island schools struggle with no electricity supply – or rely on dirty diesel generators they can barely afford to run a couple of hours per day. The kids have little or no chance of a modern education. Its Time Foundation, with the generous support of its partners, provides clean, free electricity for lighting and computers and utterly transforms the education and prospects for these kids.
While the schools are not major emitters on a world scale, the projects are helping these communities take diesel generators offline and drastically reduce their carbon footprint. They’re proud of that and it creates immediate and relevant opportunity for education about climate change and sustainability. Our estimates indicate that for every USD100 spent on the projects, at least one tonne of carbon dioxide is abated.
Money saved buys resources
The money saved on generator fuel creates decades of cash flow to buy computers and other desperately needed education resources. In some schools the teachers happily make modest contributions for their new 24 hour power, further contributing to education resources. Our very conservative calculations on projects to date suggests that, on average, every $1 invested liberates at least $4 over the next 30 years for education – and that value increases as fuel prices rise.
Quality and great value
We use premium equipment and maintain the systems, so the schools will enjoy the benefits for decades. All business partners, not for profit and individual supporters receive detailed reports with images and videos, so they can see exactly where and how their contribution is making an impact in kids’ lives. The Yasawa, Taveuni and nearby islands are now targets – full of kids hoping we will give them a brighter future.
An extra bonus for the environment
When schools receive a solar system, they commit to spend 20 minutes each week picking up plastics – ocean drift plastics as well as their own. This simple commitment reduces marine plastics, but more importantly it gives young people a sense of ownership and belief that they can influence and be part of a more sustainable world. Note, the video refers to longer than 20 minutes because originally the initiative was monthly.
You'll make a real difference today. Every dollar counts.
You’ll give a modern education to generations of kids. You’ll massively increase the quality of life of teachers and their families who are happy pay a small fee for 24 hour power and that money also buys more education resources. You’ll remove the health and fire risk of kerosene lanterns. You’ll put huge smiles on the mums’ and dads’ faces who now see their kids getting a fair chance at a modern education. You’ll make a small, but real reduction in carbon emission. Thanks for your support.