Our mission is to disseminate the Barefoot Approach throughout rural communities around the world, accomplishing what many less comprehensive approaches have failed to achieve:

Sustainable knowledge and skills
for communities

Adapting a lifestyle in harmony with our environment

Overall community transformation and empowerment

The Barefoot College community

Bhanwar Tilonia


Co-ordinated the making of the Barefoot Campus, Barefoot Construction Engineer, good with vehicles and comes from the farming community in Tilonia.

Durga Singh

Day School

Alternative teacher, initially in his own Village Chir and now in Shiksha Niketen, the day school on campus.


Coordinator Tikawara Field Center

Starting her work as a Balsevika, she is now a Field Centre Coordinator.
Phone: +91 9001487278

Meagan Fallone

Global Strategy, Implementation & Development

Meagan Fallone manages Global Strategy and Development for the Barefoot College. Working directly alongside Founder, Bunker Roy, to manage an aggressive scale-up of the Barefoot Approach, Internationally.


Water Mapping

Studied upto the 6th, she learnt to work the computer, started with accounts, learnt water mapping, and now handles the water portal called Neer Jaal.



Community mobilizer, lyricist, accountant, communicator, puppet maker. If you are a folk musician or artist, find me.

Ravindra Nath

Director of SAMPADA

Email: ravindranath783@gmail.com
Phone: +91 9435089275 / +91 9929133993

Bata Bhoorji

Field Photographer & Videographer

Phone: +91 98 29 256847
Produces wide range of Barefoot College media. A member since she was two years old.

Laxman Singh

Solar Engineer

Trained as a geologist and skilled as a water diviner, he is a local legend. He is sought after for identifying water points. He co-ordinates all technological programs of the Barefoot College.

Tejaram Ji

Rural Youth Education Coordinators

Phone: +91 96 366 10733


Master Blacksmith

Across the board mastery of all fields of construction and land management.

Hanuman Ji

Seed Bank and Permaculture

संरक्षण और स्थानीय राजस्थानी बीज, पौधों और पेड़ों का सम्मान।

Ramlal Ji


Sue Stevenson

Director of Strategic Partnerships and International Development

Connecting the private sector and the not-for-profit world.
Email: sue.stevenson@barefootcollege.org



Multi skilled community worker with an aptitude for identifying community problems. Outspoken and fearless.


Communications (Audio visual)

Coordinates the audio visual section, just schooled up to class 2. He is one of the most competent record keepers and managers in Barefoot College.

Dr. Monalisa Padhee

Barefoot Enriche Health

Email: monalisa.padhee@gmail.com
Work: +91 90013 29519

S. Sriniwasan Vasu

Solar Engineer

He is conscience keeper, friend, philosopher and guide. His expertise is in writing, counselling and brainstorming.

Nandlal Chawdhary

Campus Visitation

Phone: +91 07597 485262
बेरफुट मे आपका स्वागत है मे आपका स्वागत है

Lauren Remedios

Project Director, Friends of Barefoot College USA

Lauren also directs the Global Monitoring & Evaluation toolkits.


Medical Section Coordinator

Barefoot health worker and manager. Competent and interested in different systems of medicine, facilitates special interventions and camps.
Phone: +91 9828549077

Anu Jain

Head of Enriche, co-curriculum development

Email: anu@barefootcollege.org

Anaïs Amazit

M&E Enriche and Empowerment Coordinator

Email: anais.amazit@gmail.com

Rodrigo Paris

Head of Operations in Latinoamérica

Phone: 573004651642
Email: rpr.barefoot@gmail.com

Ratan Devi

Solar Trainer Emeritus

Ratan has become a convener of community meetings and also an editor with the community radio.

Bunker Roy (also known as Sanjit Roy)

Founder, Director

Self-effacing founder, colleague, fundraiser and crisis manager for Barefooters. From December 1972 till now.


Rain Water Harvesting

Associated with Barefoot College from 1975 as a literacy volunteer, joined in 1977 and worked with accounting. He is a mobiliser of communities, proficient in rainwater harvesting, trained as a lawyer, and helps monitor the six-non negotiable principles of the Barefoot College.
Phone: +91 9660941551

Lucie Argeliès

Head of Enriche, co-curriculum development

Enriche Curriculum was created to support women’s aspiration in transforming themselves and their communities beyond solar electrification.
Email: Lucie.argelies@barefootcollege.org


Wood Section Coordinator

Is a multi tasker, wood crafter, mobiliser, teacher, and now coordinator of a Field Centre.
Phone: +91 9571558087

Lawrence Miglialo

Digital Communications Coordinator

Phone: +1 514 501-5956
email: lawrence@barefootcollege.org


Solar Cooker

Has been working since 1992 as Solar Cooker Engineer.

Bhanwar Singh


Streamlined the management of the canteen and coordinates the administration of the campus and its staff.

Bhagwat Nandan (Guru Ji)

Solar Program Coordinator

Phone: +91 94 14 766993
Email: barefootsolar@gmail.com


Solar Cooker

A fine singer with a repertoire of Meera (woman poet and saint of Rajasthan) songs. She trained in the solar section and is now a Solar Cooker Engineering, and coordinates the work of the Barefoot Solar Cooker Engineers.


Rural Youth Education Coordinator

Phone: +91 84 327 29635

Work With us

We're truly grateful for your interest in joining our team. Take a look at our current opportunities to volunteer, work, or complete a fellowship.

Write us for more information

Graphic Designer Volunteers

In keeping with the Barefoot Philosophy of decentralized capacity and skill sets, we are looking for a group of Graphic designers willing to do ad hoc projects from wherever they are based across a range of projects and languages. You will be part of a pool and “jobs” will be posted on a central portal, for which you can submit designs for selection. Please submit several samples of previous work and details of where you can be reached.

Design Team Volunteers

Tilonia has a 35 year history of being a development resource for handicrafts as linked to cultural language and livelihood security for women. We would like to expand this capacity to include the development of some international products from the areas where our Women Barefoot Solar Engineers originate. We have a goal to develop a new line of luxury products across multiple countries with a high design sensibility.

We are seeking product designers and developers willing to give a period of time to being part of a unique team, building not only a new line of income bearing handicrafts but also a design department structure within the college. A 3-6 month commitment if selected is mandatory. While it is not mandatory for all team members to be based in Tilonia, one extended trip in Tilonia to work at the college is required.

International Communications Volunteer

Manage the International communications across all capacities; Ground Partners, Regional Program Fellows, External Communications, Press and Social media participation. Excellent written and spoken English. Hindi extremely helpful . Minimum commitment 6 months. Tilonia Rajasthan Based. Living accommodation provided.

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