Join the movement. Leave your footprint.

The Barefoot College was built from the ground up. From its humble beginnings in Tilonia to today, the College calls on a network of supporters near and far to help carry our work forward. There are many ways to go Barefoot. Whether you work with us shoulder-to-shoulder on campus or you spread awareness from wherever you are in the world—you’re with us.

Donate to keep the lights on and the wheels spinning

Give the gift of light and learning fundamental to community transformation. Support the next generation of Barefoot professionals in their training, learning and teaching.

These women are powerful. They can weld. They can wire. They are solar engineers, water managers, artisans, health workers, teachers, advocates, and more. You can be a part of these Barefoot Solutions with a gift to any of our programs. Your gift will empower a woman to be an agent of change in her community. Most of all, your support improves the quality of life and creates new opportunities for positive change in rural communities across the globe.


Work with us and turn your inspiration into action

We welcome intrepid leaders who are committed to learning from and sharing their experiences with the entire Barefoot College Family. You’ll embark on an International Fellowship in West Africa, East Africa, the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, and Central America. Preference is given to volunteers from within India who do not have formal education.

We work in partnership with more than 80 Non-Governmental Organizations and Community Based Organizations internationally. We’re also seeking for passionate, dedicated volunteers. For information please write to

Fundraise with a community of passionate people


Make your next special event even more special with a group gift that will change a life and transform a village. Rally your community around your favorite Barefoot Solutions, and we’ll help you host a DIY fundraising event from anywhere in the world.

Visit our resource page to access brochures and pledge cards and host your own fundraiser. Mobilise people in your community to get involved today. We’ll connect you with opportunities for handmade gifts and other materials straight from Tilonia. Write to us for more information on how to make your event a success:

Find Friends

Don’t want to start from scratch? Join the Friends of Barefoot College community as a fundraiser. You can launch your own chapter, or connect with people near you. The Friends of Barefoot College currently has chapters in the USA, UK, Switzerland and Middle East. They hold exclusive events and gatherings that help support all our projects around the world. They offer special products to supporters and send regular updates on projects that each chapter helps to make a reality.

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Other ways to get involved

Visit us

Visit any of our Barefoot Colleges In India or internationally. See first hand how the only college built by and for the rural poor works on the ground.

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Get in touch

Have a great idea for how to spread the word? Want to collaborate on a brand new project with us? We can’t wait to hear from you.

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Become a partner

Collaborate with us in the field through funding opportunities or via a corporate sponsorship. We’re always looking to grow our network.