Category: Organization

Barefoot leading the path toward global sustainability
We are known best for training women from all over the world to become solar engineers for their villages. We train them despite language barriers and limited literacy. These women are empowered to become entrepreneurs,...
President Clinton Met with Barefoot College's Solar Engineers
Our wonderful solar engineers come from near and far to train at the Barefoot College campus. And on this particular and very special day, they happened to begin their training with a visit from former...
Barefoot College in race for $2.2m prize
JAIPUR: The Barefoot College in Tilonia, Ajmer, has managed a place among the top six from across the world for the $2.2-million Zayed Future Energy prize to be announced on January 18 during the World...
How Barefoot College is empowering women
Tell me and I”ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I”ll understand – old Chinese proverb. It is this ideal that the Social Work and Research Centre (SWRC), better known as...
India’s Barefoot College Subject of PBS Documentary
Barefoot College, a unique institution in Ajmer, Rajasthan, described as the world’s only college built by and for the poor, is the subject of a new documentary airing on PBS next week. The Emmy Award-winning...
India: the school where women become solar engineers
This week, Environment heads to India to discover the Barefoot College, a school like no other. Here, 40 elderly women from outside India leave their families behind for six months to learn how to become...
Solar Mamas is among the first films to receive the Hilton Worldwide...
Watch Jehane Noujaim Verder liggen alle nummers anders op?het roulettewiel . and Mona Eldaief share their experiences in creating this film.
Barefoot College offers advanced education to rural villages.
Social activist Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is doing big things in India. He founded Barefoot College, an organization based in small village Tilonia, which aims to assist the estimated 41 percent of the Indian population living...