Category: Solar Electrification

Why I Walk Barefoot
In a quiet classroom forty empty chairs await their students. A blackboard, dusty with chalk, takes up one wall; directly opposite a world map flutters in the dry desert breeze from an open window. Sunlight...
Barefoot College Announces Commitment to Launch Six Solar Engineering Training Centers in Africa
NEW YORK, Sept 22, 2014 – Barefoot College announced today at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative a commitment to launch six regional training centers in Africa that will train 560 illiterate rural women on how...
First Barefoot Regional Training Center to be Established in South Sudan
Barefoot College has finalized an agreement with Bishop Elias Taban, founder of the EPC organisation, to solar electrify 400 households in South Sudan, train 6 women in September in India as Barefoot Solar Engineers—and Establish...
Barefoot inspiration: power to the people, from the people
Women in India and across the world learn to be energy engineers. It was a sweltering July day last year when about ten people from WWF offices around the world went to visit the amazing...
Barefoot Photographer Receives Award for "Women Empowered" Series
Photographer Bata Buisson, who first came to Barefoot’s Tilonia campus when she was 2 years old, is an accomplished documentary filmmaker. She does audio-visual communications for the College and has developed skills in photography. Bata...
Mothers Light Up Homes in Rural Tanzania
By IPS Correspondents UNITED NATIONS, Jun 10 2014 (IPS) – “My mother used to just stay at home, now she has come back and is an engineer and a leader. She is on the Village...
Solar Grandmothers in Fiji
Source: The Fijian Government The plan to build a Regional Barefoot College in Fiji is shaping out well with cabinet approval already been secured by Ministry of Women to undertake this development. The Minister for...
Barefoot College featured on CNN Latin America
Barefoot College’s Rodrigo Paris was on CNN Latin America to speak about putting on the Catapulta festival in Mexico with a group of women solar Engineers. We cannot thank Frey Foundation and Erol Foundation as...
The World's Only College for the Rural Poor: Channeling Gandhi, Creating 21st Century Solutions
Source: HuffPost Impact More than one billion people live on less than one dollar a day. Seventy-five percent of the ultra-poor live in rural areas with no access to clean water, education, or light. In...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon addresses World Energy Congress 2013
Source: World Energy Congress On the closing day of the World Energy Congress, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reaffirmed his pledge to provide one billion people across the globe access to sustainable energy by 2030....