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Category: From the ground

Communications
Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Maura and Rosa
Cordoncillo, El Salvador   (…) Inspired by the work of the women she met in India, Maura has created a relatively lucrative daily project for herself since her return. Every day, at five in the...
Communications
Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Estella
Pompeya, Ecuador   (…) “My name is Estella Gutierez, I’m fifty-two-years-old. A friend of the community, Balvina, the director of the Civil Engineering and Environmental Faculty was in contact with Rodrigo Paris, who inquired whether...
Communications
Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Catarina
Pal, Guatemala This morning, we find Catarina beside her hearth. The sun’s rays beam through the cracks in the wooden walls’ planks, slicing the white smoke rising from the fire into dancing ribbons. She is...
Rural Education
Championing Gender Equality Through Education
Paving the Way to Gender Equality Barefoot College has been spearheading innovative educational programs around the world for decades. One of its key missions is to provide education to women and girls who often otherwise...
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Barefoot Teachers Speak Out about New Remote Learning
Our Successful Remote Learning Programs Our Education programs did not stop for the global pandemic, as it swept across every country regardless of class, culture or creed. Adapting to the crisis, our Barefoot Education Team...
Solar
Barefoot College Creates Portable Solar Sales Containers
Universal Marketing as we Expand As our Solar Enterprise continues to grow, we’re focusing more on branding and visibility to strengthen our team and outreach. We have created a Centralized Marketing System so that a...
Rural Livelihoods
Visakhapatnam Coffee Project Construction & Equipment Tenders
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) is implementing the “Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI)’ for development of clusters of traditional industries to make them more productive and profitable while ensuring sustained...
Rural Education
One in an ARMY Raises $15000 for Barefoot College
An ARMY That Does Good Deeds   K-Pop band BTS is considered the biggest band in the world– their newest release “Dynamite” has recently enjoyed a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot...
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Our Education Programs are Dropping Dropout Rates
Barefoot College Keeps Education Accessible   The Barefoot College Education team has been implementing its new programs to help encourage continued learning despite school closures due to pandemic-based restrictions. The Alternative COVID Strategy has adopted...
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Updates from our Sikkim Training Centre, Part 1
Plenty of Action at the Sikkim Training Centre   Our recent report from SWRC Saddam, Sikkim training campus shared a slew of recent news with the Barefoot College family. Classes began in early 2020, and...