Tag: Barefoot College

Mushrooms Propagate Unique Careers for Women in Cameroon
The process of mushroom propagation at the farm in Southwestern Cameroon. Photo courtesy of RUWDEC We’re sensitizing people to the value of mushrooms- Enow Mary, Solar Mama Assisted by Rural Women Development Center– RUWDEC, two...
Solar
Proving‌ ‌That‌ ‌‘Dangerous‌ ‌Women’‌ ‌Can‌ ‌Change‌ ‌The‌ ‌World‌ ‌
Women are at the heart of everything we do at Barefoot College. We are an organisation that champions the unerring spirit, potential, and power that women have when they are given the tools and skills...
Hogan Lovells
Barefoot College Participates in the Fourth SDG Global Festival of Action
Climate Change ripples into all aspects of our lives. It affects everything from rural livelihoods to urban infrastructure. Understanding the magnitude of its existing and potential consequences becomes a gateway to the perception of how...
Solar
"I Am a Solar Engineer"
So, you’ve heard the term Solar Mama You’ve discovered our newsfeeds, with the stories and events pertaining to the countries Solar Mamas hail from. You’re identifying where they’re following their classes. You love keeping up-to-date...
Communications
THE TECHNOLOGISTS OF THE FUTURE | TEDTALK
In her recent TedTalk, our CEO Meagan Fallone explains why, it could be illiterate and semi-illiterate women, coming from the poorest rural villages, whose #AdaptiveIntelligence makes them ideal to spearhead the upcoming global technology surge.  ...
Rural Education
Learning Journeys: Students from Yerwada Slums Visit Barefoot College
Written by Stella Morielli, Barefoot College Volunteer Coordinator How can we bridge two separate worlds? How do we bring lives and experiences together to harness critical knowledge on climate change? How do we remedy this...
#FlipTheSwitch •LIVE
“Talk depletes us. Talking and doing fight for the same resources.” -Ryan Holiday 2017 was the year where social media and attention-grabbing headlines were law of the land. A year, where what we did came...
Hogan Lovells
More than a greeting: Visitors make lasting connection
Visitors often come to Barefoot College to see what we do for themselves. They come to meet the heroic women who we proudly call Solar Mamas. And almost always, they tell us, they feel inspired...
The right tools for women to lead
Enriche is aptly named. Barefoot College Solar Mamas are trained as engineers. They learn critical technical skills to perform an amazing task: Solar electrify their villages and maintain the grid for maximum efficiency. This is...
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A volunteer's story: Abin
by Karen Veness “I packed lightly when I came to Barefoot. I never dreamed how quickly life would lead me down a very different path.” – Abin Thomas, former volunteer, presently; Solar M&E Coordinator With...