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Category: From the ground

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...
IndiaRural Education
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...
IndiaSolarEnriche
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...
Solar
Solar Electrifying the 84% of Madagascar Without Electricity
Recently we appeared on a WWF podcast known as ‘L’effet Panda’ or ‘The Panda Effect’. The purpose of the podcast is to bring environmentalists on an exploration into the wilderness that we strive to protect...
Solar
Two Villages: One has light. The other has hope
Two villages on opposites sides of the northern Guatemalan city of Nebaj have almost everything in common. Both Pal and Xecotz, villages in one of the world’s most inspiring rain forests have been stewarded by...
Solar
Celebrating Tea Farmers and Solar Energy on Iced Tea Day
Wonderful, Fabulous Tea The smell of fresh, organic tea leaves on the lush, verdant Assamese Hathlikuli Tea Estate is intoxicating. Teas from Assam are world-renowned products that tea enthusiasts will pay top dollar to sip...
An Interview with Mama Patima for Mother's Day
Mothers as Leaders When we train illiterate and semi-illiterate women through our unique Barefoot training programmes, our main objective is not to simply send them home with vital skills and knowledge for self-sufficiency. We trust...
Solar
Our Pledge to Reduce Global Kerosene Consumption
Happy “Birthday”, Earth! As Earth’s imaginary 50th anniversary passes us, we know that Earth itself far outlives this meagre date. Furthermore, Earth Day is actually every day, and we prefer a daily display of gratitude...