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Category: Barefoot News

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...
Partnership Spotlight: Art Aid
Art Aid Partners with Barefoot College International Australian artist enterprise Art Aid has partnered with us and many other humanitarian organizations to connect art sales to the direct support of beneficial humanitarian causes. Each time...
Energy Globe Award Awarded to Barefoot College International
21st Energy Globe Award Winners Announced The Energy Globe Award is considered the most important award for sustainability worldwide. “The World’s Best Environmental Projects” are selected based on their lasting systems change and breadth of...
India
Rural Communities in India: How We Worked to Save Lives
While we have been witnesses to how ‘it’ has ravaged mega-cities and cities across the globe, our worst nightmare of ‘it’ reaching the rural communities of India has come breaking our doors. Read through the...
Rural Beekeeper and Zanzibar Grandmother Celebrated for Success
Beekeeper, Grandmother, Trailblazer. With Mother’s Day around the corner, we’re reflecting on the incredible women we strive to provide with tools for success. Uliza Sheha Haji, mother of 6 and grandmother of 2, wasn’t given...
Barefoot Youth Ambassadors Launch their First Campaigns
Youth Ambassadors Give Barefoot Young Wings   The Barefoot Youth Ambassador Programme is a pilot program connecting urban youth to rural realities through the work of Barefoot College International and the UN Sustainable Development Goals....
Communications
Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Florentina
Santa Teresa, Belize (…) Florentina lights a fire on the earthen floor of her house. Sitting on a small log sipping my coffee, I watch her making tortillas, the room illuminated only by the fire’s...
Communications
Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Norma
Cachimbo, Mexico (…) I find José and his motorboat without a problem. During the hour it takes to cross the inland sea, the sound of the motor drowns out our voices. José fixes his gaze...
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...
COVID Relief Response - Our Outstanding Partnerships
Successful Partnerships Expand Our Reach As the 1st phase of our CBO relief work partnerships comes to successful completion, we look toward the 2nd operational phase that will innoculate over the coming months. We are...