Tag: education

Solar
How we Kindle Solar Expansion to the Farthest Villages
Entrusting Women with Leadership Roles The philosophy that underpins Barefoot College Zanzibar is that by educating rural women, they will, in turn, become the chief change-makers in their communities. One of the main programs at...
Rural Education
Envisioning a Truly Independent India on Independence Day
Independence Day is a time to acknowledge the past while looking towards a future where everyone can live favourably. This year, Barefoot’s Shikshaniketan school embraced a critical and constructive approach to celebrating the 73rd Independence...
Rural Education
A Visit Makes it Greener - Part 2 of the Barefoot Journey to Indonesia
Green Tools at a Green School One of our evergreen programs at Barefoot College is our Solar Engineering training, dedicated to teaching illiterate and semi-illiterate adult women how to assemble, install and maintain solar panels...
Solar
Solar Cookers Offer Affordable, Safe Cooking to Rural Women
A completed parabolic square cooker Harnessing the power of the Cook Barefoot’s Solar Cooker Department has been working diligently to teach the Mamas how to disassemble, assemble and use Parabolic Solar Cookers. With guidance, the...
Rural Education
Emerging Perspectives: Barefoot Night Schools Skype American Private Schools
The ways in which we interact with other societies is changing as quickly as civilizations themselves are. By-the-book learning is a classic technique for gaining knowledge about the world. However, it has its limitations. Paired...
Rural Education
Classroom Stories for Rebel Girls
By Mallika Das, Barefoot College Education Volunteer, Tilonia Rajasthan First a confession: I had never written a story in my life until a week ago. Story-telling is not my thing – academic articles? Yes, of course!...
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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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The Power Of Purposeful Business Catches On
The power of purposeful business catches on Being a great business is not just about making money any more. Consumers around the world have demanded more. Stand for something. Make more than money. Make a...
Communications
The Power of Cross-Learning | TEDx UWCMC
On April 9th 2017, a Tedx event, titled “Borders AborTED”, was held for the first time by the students of the Mahindra United World College (UWCMC). It saw the presence of eight alumni, among which...