Tag: rural

Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Catarina
Pal, Guatemala This morning, we find Catarina beside her hearth. The sun’s rays beam through the cracks in the wooden walls’ planks, slicing the white smoke rising from the fire into dancing ribbons. She is...
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Our Education Programs are Dropping Dropout Rates
Barefoot College Keeps Education Accessible   The Barefoot College Education team has been implementing its new programs to help encourage continued learning despite school closures due to pandemic-based restrictions. The Alternative COVID Strategy has adopted...
Updates from our Sikkim Training Centre, Part 1
Plenty of Action at the Sikkim Training Centre   Our recent report from SWRC Saddam, Sikkim training campus shared a slew of recent news with the Barefoot College family. Classes began in early 2020, and...
How Our Education Programs Continue to Function Despite The Effects of Covid-19
With school closures, face-to-face learning has been interrupted across India   Our Latest Projects Funded These times of upheaval, while schooling has completely halted, can be seen as an opportunity to restructure education in a...
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!...
International Day of Rural Women
Norma from the village of Cachimbo in Oaxaca, Mexico finishes the installation of a home solar lighting system for her neighbor. On the 15th of October the world celebrated Rural Women, the majority of whom...