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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...
Opening of 13th Digital Community School in India
Opening Ceremony of the Digital Community School Attended by Special Guests Months of hard work of the education and wellness team culminated in the opening of the Digital Community School (DCS) at Banjaron ki Dhani,...
Barefoot College International Partners with Mite for Latin America
We are delighted to share the news of our recent partnership with Mite, a global organisation dedicated to spreading the joy of giving worldwide. Through this partnership, Mite is supporting Barefoot College International to put...
Nepal: Newly Released Reports Reveal Benefits of Solar Energy in 2022
3 Nepal Women Provide Light for Remote Villagers Earlier this year, our 3 Solar Mamas installed 220 Solar Home Lighting Systems for families of remote regions in Humla, Nepal. Since then, our Barefoot College International...
Northeast India Receives Solar Electrification
Installations in Several Indian Communities We are pleased to share the Northeastern India installation progress in 5 key regions and 4 states that occurred over the past few months.   2022 has been a busy...
2nd Cohort of Senegalese Solar Mamas Graduate
10 Senegalese Women Complete Solar Training In the Spring of 2022, 10 Senegalese women graduated as solar engineers, as “Solar Mamas” from our solar engineer and Women Wellness training program. To celebrate the momentous occasion,...
Sustainability Documentary Features BCI and Solar Mamas
Barefoot College International was recently selected to be featured in a Portuguese sustainability-focused documentary series. “Planeta A” follows trailblazing global innovations that are changing the world through their tireless efforts to create systems change. Até...
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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...
Pacific Islands 2022: Beebox and Honey Sales
Pacific Islands Beekeeping for Local Rural Women Barefoot College International is working with Pacific Island partners on local beekeeping and honey production. Papua New Guinea’s Helping Hand Honey Producers and Fiji Beekeepers Association work with...
Solar Mamas of Senegal Turn Waste into Sustainable Fuel
Solar Mamas currently in residence at our new Senegal training centre are turning waste into sustainable fuel, and into income!    In rural Senegal, cooking is done over open fires using wood or charcoal from...