Inside Barefoot College where women from across the world become ‘solar engineers’

They don’t know a word of English. They come from least developed and developing countries: from Afghanistan to Ghana and Burkina Faso to Fiji. Most of them are not educated and live in remote villages. Yet they come to learn the art of making solar lanterns, solar lamps, parabolic cookers and solar water heaters. 

At the end of six months, they are fluent in the complicated engineering process of making these simple solar products that can change their lives back in their villages. They are the “Solar Mamas of Tiloniya”, barefoot “engineers” who learn these skills and become ambassadors for solar power in their villages that don’t have electricity, water heaters or cooking gas................Read more


Source: The Economic Times

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