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Zanzibar’s ‘Solar Mamas’ flip the switch on rural homes, gender roles

June 5, 2015

Fourteen year-old Nuru Sheha studies at night in the light of solar-powered LED lights at home in the village of Matemwe, on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. He family’s first […]

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TOI Social Impact Awards 2015: Thank goodness, these men & women make a difference

March 10, 2015

A doctor couple who have revolutionized the delivery of healthcare to tribals in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli district, a civil hospital in Ahmedabad which defies stereotypes about state-run institutions, a government programme […]


Indian college turns rural women into engineers

March 1, 2015

By Rupam Jain Nair It gives no degrees and the teachers and pupils often do not share a common language, but India’s Barefoot College has been transforming the lives of […]