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Activity of the Week

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Indian college teaches solar lessons to women

As world leaders debate solutions at the UN climate change conference in Durban, a college in the Indian state of Rajasthan is teaching communities how to harness solar energy. The barefoot college, as it is locally called, trains women from villages on how to test and assemble complex circuits, which they can then use to set up solar projects back home. The lives of women, many from some of the world’s poorest countries, have been transformed as they are now assembling solar panels which are then sold in the market for $250 each.

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on their way to becoming, barefoot, empowered, literate, unpredictable, drought, roof, bright

If you could learn a new profession, what would it be?

This entry was published on January 20, 2012 at 00:23 and is filed under Home. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Activity of the Week

  1. I love this! It has changed people’s lives forever!

  2. (Hi Ahmad! Great to see you on here!) I loved this video too, wouldn’t it be great if there were more iniciatives like this?!

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