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Learning From The Barefoot Movement

Solar Energy Brings Light And Employment

The Barefoot College believes that practical skills as much as paper qualifications are crucial in supporting and developing the poorest and least literate communities. The training of villagers to install solar lighting systems in the Himalayas c...

The Barefoot Approach

The Barefoot College believes that ‘literacy’ is what one acquires in school, but ‘education’ is what one gains from family, traditions, culture, environment and personal experiences. Both are important for individual growth. At the College, every...

All About Barefoot College

In 1965 a young post graduate student, volunteered to spend the summer working with famine affected people in Palamu District Bihar, now Jharkhand, one of the poorest of India’s states. His urban elitist upbringing had distanced him from poverty a...

India’S Barefoot College And Unesco Join Forces For Girls’ And Women’S Empowerment | United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization

“You bring a different and new perspective to this Partnership and to our ambition to create a global movement that gives more girls and women knowledge about their rights and sustainability, and brings confidence to themselves, their families and...

India's Bunker Roy And Pakistan's Malala Yousufzai To Receive Top Us Award

India environmentalist Bunker Roy and Pakistan's teenage education activist Malala Yousufzai were declared winners of this year's prestigious 'Clinton Global Citizens Awards'. Roy is the founder of the Barefoot College, which has been providing so...

The 2010 Time 100

With his abiding compassion for the rural poor in his native India, Sanjit "Bunker" Roy, 64, has nurtured a grass-roots social entrepreneurship that is redefining the way the world thinks about fighting poverty. Roy's Barefoot College has trained ...

In Pictures: Villagers' Barefoot College

While the Barefoot College began in Rajasthan, it has spread out in recent years. There are now 20 such colleges in 13 states in India. They draw up their own local priorities, Bunker Roy says, but the fundamental principles remain the same - peop...

Lead Kindly Light

Fifteen years ago, Kamala Devi from a remote village in Rajasthan had shot to fame when she became the first woman barefoot solar engineer. Earlier this month, she added another feather to her cap when she was made the head of the manufacturing, r...

Learning From A Barefoot Movement

In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men — many of them illiterate — to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It's called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, ex...

'Students Untapped Forces Of Social Change'

'School children are powerful forces of social change,' was the idea behind organising the two-day District Interact Conference - 'Kaleidoscope, organized by the Interact Committee at an auditorium on JLN Marg. Students from eight schools includin...

How Barefoot College Trained 700 Rural Grandmothers To Be Solar Engineers & Electrified 20000 Homes

Bunker Roy's vision led to a solar revolution, with hundreds of women using the sun's energy to light up their villages.

Sanjit (Bunker) Roy

Sanjit (Bunker) Roy is an Indian social reformer and founder of Barefoot College, an organization that trains the poor, particularly poor women, to become self-sufficient through education and training. He has trained grandmothers, from sub-Sahara...

The My Hero Project - Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy

Click here to listen to the Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy story "What's the best way of communicating in the world today? Television? No. Telegraph? No. Telephone? No. Tell a woman." -Bunker Roy "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they figh...

Bunker Roy - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Sanjit "Bunker" Roy (born 2 August 1945) is an Indian social activist and educator who founded the Barefoot College. He was selected as one of Time 100's 100 most influential personalities in 2010 for his work in educating illiterate and semi lite...

Barefoot College - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

The Social Work and Research Centre ("SWRC"), widely known as the Barefoot College 1 is a voluntary organisation working in the fields of education, skill development, health, drinking water, women empowerment and electrification through solar pow...

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Learning From The Barefoot Movement

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The Barefoot College is a voluntary organisation working in the fields of education, skill development, health and much more.