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Category: From the ground

Solar
First Solar Cohort at our Guatemalan Training Centre Begins
Training at the Guatemalan Centre Begins We are very pleased to announce that our first solar training on Latin American soil is underway. 11 Indigenous Ixil Maya women from local communities have come together to...
India
14 New Solar Mamas Begin Solar Training at our Indian Campus 
Our New Indian Solar Mama Cohort On the 1st of September 2022, a new cohort of rural Indian women began training at Barefoot College International’s Campus based Headquarters in Harmara, India. The cohort comprises 14...
IndiaHealth
Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights Curriculum Launched
Raising Awareness Around Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Each year, we use Menstrual Hygiene Day to spread awareness and disseminate knowledge about sexual and reproductive health (SRHR). This year, our team has gone the...
Rural LivelihoodsRegenerative AgricultureSolar
Our Guatemala Training Centre Opens April 30th
A BCI LATAM-Based Staff Member Shares His Story Lawrence facilitates a workshop for the indigenous women trainees Like most mornings, I’m settling into my workday with a fresh cup of our fair trade coffee that...
India
Dairy Entrepreneur Training of 42 Indian Women
Barefoot College International’s Entrepreneur Opportunity Helps Boost Womens’ Incomes We’ve begun to launch our latest initiative where rural entrepreneur women are trained in micro-dairy farming. Milk Mitras, as they are nicknamed, celebrated the beginning of...
Rural Livelihoods
Afghanistan Beekeepers Boost Income through Honey Sales
Why Our Beekeepers Are Women The piloting of a program for female beekeepers in Afghanistan began in June of 2020. Our purpose is to identify non-formally educated rural women to train. With local partner Shuhada...
India
Aspirational Districts: an Update on our Current Work
Aspirational Districts Ongoing Initiatives Barefoot College International is currently working within 7 aspirational districts across India to build community resilience, sustainable lifestyles and climate justice in rural villages. Our work includes Solar Engineer training of...
Rural Livelihoods
Pacific Islands: Bringing Renewables, Gender Justice and Livelihoods to 14 Countries
Our History in the Pacific Islands Barefoot College International identified the Pacific Islands as an area to work across in 2012. Since our first visit to the region, we have trained 77 Barefoot Women Solar...
Solar
Women's Day 2021: This Rural Grandmother Solar Electrified 100 Guatemalan Village Homes
Marta Venavente’s Story on International Women’s Day Marta installs a solar panel for a village home This Women’s Day, and for the rest of 2021, Barefoot College International is celebrating the rural women who become...
Communications
Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Patricia
Pompeya, Ecuador (…) “How will the trip change your life?” “I want to develop a cocoa and coffee project here on the plantation. Soon, a highway will pass by here, on the other side of...