Visiting Tilonia helps you understand the Barefoot approach first hand. It is an opportunity to see and absorb a different culture and see development efforts from the other side. The Barefoot experience could be a walk around the campus, or it could be a trip to see the solar electrification projects, water harvesting and purification systems, craft workshops, education programs and many other activities. Your tour may also include meetings and collaborations with Barefoot women solar engineers.
Here is how you can plan your visit:
To get started, take a look at the options below.
Next, please fill out our online form. We’ll contact you to confirm your visit request.
We welcome visitors to the campus Thursday-Sunday. We strongly advise that you plan your visit outside the months of March, April, May and June to avoid the hot weather during this season. Please keep this in mind as you decide what kind of visit is right for you. We offer the following experiences:
Day Visits: We always enjoy showing guests around campus for the day. Please be sure to confirm your visit date with us ahead of time. And don’t forget to notify someone at the Information Booth when you arrive on campus.
Overnight Stays: You are also invited to spend the night at Barefoot College, where you can see all our evening activities, such as our night school sessions. Overnight visits are restricted to 20 or fewer guests.
Group Visits: We welcome groups for day visits or overnight stays. As always, please confirm your visit in advance using the online form.
Learning Journey: At Barefoot College, the learner is the teacher and the teacher is the learner. To keep this spirit alive, we invite small groups of interested donors on Learning Journeys. Our desire is to exchange skills and ideas with you. Journeys are limited to groups of five and extend between one to four weeks. For more information about this unique opportunity, click here.
Fees: As a committed nonprofit organization, we rely on contributions from our supporters to keep things running smoothly. We sincerely appreciate the generosity and understanding of all our donors. We couldn’t do this without you.
Overnight Stay (include all meals) – 1800 INR / $30
Day Visit (includes lunch) – 1200 INR / $20
Day visit for Indian Nationals with student ID (includes lunch) – 600 INR / $10
Secondary Indian school class groups and Indians 64+ years old – Free