Tag: India

Solar
What Happens After the Barefoot Journey...
Solar Electrifying a Remote Village in Jammu and Kashmir State   The trek to the village of Samena is cumbersome, but the Barefoot way is to keep pushing forth and smiling! After six months of...
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...
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.  ...
Communications
Construction of Barefoot College Fiji Commences
This October 24th, the Fijian Government (Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation) and Barefoot College signed a formal agreement to construct a Barefoot College in Vanua Levu, North Fiji. The College will be focusing...
Rural Education
Emancipating Our Children From Intergenerational Poverty
Children from Rural India can’t attend schools in the day as they are contributing their energies to livelihood generation activities, or are taking care of their siblings. The state of the future is in the...
Enriche
Rocking Nani's Journey - A Success Story
Written by Manu, Barefoot Enriche Training Coordinator She is from a last-mile village in Madhya Pradesh and came for six months training at Barefoot College, Rajasthan. It must have been one of the very few...
Communications
Solar Mamas Speak At The International Solar Alliance Conference in New Delhi
Barefoot Solar Engineers & Entrepreneurs attract acclaim, support at the Inauguration of the International Solar Alliance.   Each solar Mama trains 10 women to develop solar energy which in turn will each train 10women who...
Communications
Developing Energy Aspirations with Community Support
To honour women in energy in India, this month’s issue of Energy NexT Magazine interviewed our CEO and visionary Meagan Fallone.
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...
Enriche
B. Barefoot Honey is a Sweet Statement
In the simplest terms, bees are great for the planet. In more complex terms, bees are great for women aspiring to rise out of poverty through vibrant businesses that are good for the planet as...