Rural Resilience and Resurgence

  • First Contact

    Usually a community leader or local NGO reaches out to request our help in issues faced by a rural community.

  • Assessment and Sensitization

    Ready to empathize and understand their challenges, we visit the community and begin to draw a viability study.

  • Community Mobilization

    We gather the members of the hamlet or village to share the Barefoot College International mission and identify volunteers willing to partake in a learning journey of anywhere between 1 to 20 weeks.

  • Co-Create a tailored Program

    When the needs and people are identified we begin to collaborate on what skillsets and tools are best for the context of the community. We tailor to the aspirations of women and their communities.

  • Implementation of curriculum

    Workshops are conducted by facilitators with a common background. Patience, and confidence building.

  • Illumination

    With new experiences, knowledge and confidence the community is better suited to create long-lasting improvements and break the chains of intergenerational poverty. Ambitious trainees of the program join Barefoot College International to help us continue our mission in creating more Solar Mamas and Facilitators.

Our impact

By providing rural women with accessible training, we ensure that knowledge benefits communities for generations.

The adoption of solar energy reduces fossil fuel usage, alleviating health issues while providing light for education and livelihood activities.

This holistic approach improves the quality of life and fosters sustainable progress. Empowering women with skill development and opportunities leads to better health, job market competitiveness, and resilience, contributing to economic growth and a more prosperous, resilient society.

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Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to make vocational and educational opportunities accessible to women and girls from the most marginalized communities around the world. We believe providing these opportunities to women is the solution to ensuring long-term climate, economic and social resilience for rural communities globally.

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Our News

Read the latest stories and updates from Barefoot College International around the world. Discover how our work is going and hear about the initiatives and programmes we’re implementing through our training centres. 

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Where We Work

We deliver our programmes in a decentralised way, ensuring that our solutions are localised and developed in collaboration with local people and partners. We do this through our regional training centres around the world.

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Our Awards & Partners

When we partner with others whose visions for the future echo ours, incredible things are achieved. We are grateful for each of our partnerships and aspire for many more.

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