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Barefoot Photographers :: Photo Essay :7:

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Photo by Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia
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Photo by Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia
Copyright © 2008 Barefoot College, Tilonia, India

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Barefoot Solar Engineering Workshop
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Women from Afghanistan, Bolivia, Cameroon, Mali, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia are training to become barefoot solar engineers at the Barefoot College in Tilonia, India.

After 6 months training in India, they will return to their home countries and solar-electrify their own communities. The Barefoot approach to the solar-electrification of rural communities has been adopted by the Asian Development Bank in Afghanistan and in 2007 will be adopted in 25 villages in Bhutan. Similar initiatives are developing in Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Mali, Bolivia, Cameroon, Tanzania, Senegal, Mauritania, Malawi, Kenya and Ethiopia. Both the UNDP and Skoll Foundation have provided funds for training 34 Barefoot solar and water engineers from Ethiopia.

 


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VIDEO :: Be inspired by the first women barefoot solar engineers in the world.

Find out more about the Barefoot College's various projects at: www.barefootcollege.org.

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