Category: Education

1 Vote Can Put Us In The History Books
This week only, Barefoot College is competing for an award from the Times of India. Your vote can help us win! The Times of India Social Impact Award recognizes “several enlightened people and groups that have taken...
Rural Communities in Fiji to be solar electrified by Barefoot College Women Graduates
Joint Press Release: Ministry of Social Welfare, Women & Poverty Alleviation, UN Women, the Indian High Commission and Barefoot College. Ten women will soon set foot again on Fiji soil after having been away from...
In pictures: Villagers' Barefoot College
No training. It is a photographic exhibition with a difference. These pictures were taken by villagers from the Indian state of Rajasthan. Most were illiterate, untrained in photography using simple cameras lent or given to...
The women bringing solar power to Sierra Leone
An Indian college has trained 12 Sierra Leonean women to become solar engineers as part of a drive to bring electricity to rural communities. A group of 12 women from villages in Sierra Leone is...
Solar Mamas is among the first films to receive the Hilton Worldwide...
Watch Jehane Noujaim Verder liggen alle nummers anders op?het roulettewiel . and Mona Eldaief share their experiences in creating this film.
Barefoot College offers advanced education to rural villages.
Social activist Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is doing big things in India. He founded Barefoot College, an organization based in small village Tilonia, which aims to assist the estimated 41 percent of the Indian population living...
Disrupting poverty: How Barefoot College is empowering women ...
Sanjit “Bunker” Roy has found a better way to solve poverty: train women as engineers so they can transform their villages. Early one morning in March 2010, Susanna Adelheid Huis left her home in the...