ARTE Features BCI in 90-Minute Documentary
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by Cassie Piccolo
1w ago
Barefoot College International‘s Solar Program in Senegal is featured in the ARTE full-length documentary, The Light of Women (La Lumière Des Femmes in French). It is nominated for the FIPADOC film festival competition in the Impact category . Additional nominations for the film have also been made internationally. We cannot wait to watch the full 90-minute feature film! Until then, check out the trailer below   The Light of Women by ARTE Showcases Senegalese Solar Mamas The artistic eyes of filmmakers Elise Darblay et Antoine Depeyre managed the creation of this stunning, inspiring fi ..read more
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Celebrating Achievements and Projects at Barefoot College Zanzibar
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by Cassie Piccolo
1M ago
We are excited to share the incredible events and accomplishments that have unfolded at Barefoot College Zanzibar. Your support and engagement have been instrumental in making these projects a success. Here’s a glimpse of what we’ve been up to: Empowering Grow Your Social Venture (GYSV) Graduates in Partnership with HerStart: We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Hassan, who skillfully facilitated training sessions for our HerStart’s GYSV participants. Supporting Barefoot College Zanzibar projects has contributed to empowering the next generation of social change-makers! Warm Welcomes to Vi ..read more
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Our 2023 Year-End Review
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by Cassie Piccolo
2M ago
We’d like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a very Joyous New Year! We send our sincere thanks for your ongoing support 2023 has been a fantastic year of growth for Barefoot College International! Our projects have installed 2,485 solar home lighting systems overall, and we have trained over 850 women in economic uplift livelihood skills.   Women selling goods resulting from new livelihood skills have achieved above-market average prices for their work. Overall, your support has helped us to positively transform the quality of life for marginalized women through energy, educational and ..read more
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Drone Flying Workshop for Rural Indigenous Women Launched
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by Cassie Piccolo
5M ago
Barefoot College International’s inaugural collaborative initiative has successfully trained its first 15 women trainees in drone flying. ‘Pilotas Resilientes’ (Resilient Pilots in English) is a women-centric rural development educational program that helps remote communities prosper. Through the training of women, villages gain greater resilience against Climate Change and local development impediments such as access to resources and education. Our partners Flying Labs Panama are the capacity trainers for this initiative and The World Food Programme has been overseeing the program as a whole ..read more
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Remote Nepal Village Receives 45 Solar Systems
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by Cassie Piccolo
6M ago
45 More Solar Systems for Rural Nepal Last month, 3 rural Nepalese Solar Mamas assembled and installed an additional 45 solar light systems in the Humla region of Nepal. Families in their community were living in total darkness with no access to electricity otherwise. Now with clean, renewable energy, children can study during the evenings and families will be safer at night . They’ll also breathe cleaner air indoors. The toxic smoke from kerosene lamps is reduced by at least 99%; families will no longer rely on kerosene burning. Two Nepal Solar Mamas assemble solar lanterns and solar systems ..read more
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Feliciana Belasc Brito: The Solar Mama Lighting Up Guatemala
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by cliona keane
6M ago
Meet Feliciana, a 31-year-old vibrant force from an indigenous Guatemalan village. She was never given the chance to complete her education, and only had the opportunity to go up to the 6th grade, so she never imagined she’d one day be known as a Solar Master Trainer. In 2020, she travelled to train with us and to master the art and science of solar engineering. Now, back in Guatemala, she’s at the forefront of our Barefoot College International Guatemala campus, passionately sharing her knowledge and empowering other women to do the same. Once an aspiring teacher, Feliciana’s dreams had been ..read more
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Grandmother and Solar Engineer: Niembain Charlotte’s Inspiring Journey
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by cliona keane
10M ago
Niembain Charlotte, a 60-year-old Cameroonian woman has empowered her community with solar energy. Here is her story. In 2019, at the age of 60, Niembain Charlotte, a former farmer, embarked on an extraordinary journey. She left her home to take part in the Solar engineering programme with Barefoot College International.  Although women her age don’t typically encounter such opportunities, women like Charlotte are the very people that we aim to empower through this training. She envisioned a future where her newfound skills would profoundly enhance the quality of life for her community. H ..read more
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Empowering Rural Women: Unlocking a Sustainable Future
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by cliona keane
10M ago
Empowering rural women is a vital aspect of sustainable development that needs our urgent attention. By focusing on rural women’s opportunities and education, we ensure their rights are acknowledged and that their potential is reached. Rural women, especially those living in developing nations, confront many barriers to equitable opportunities. Fewer than 20 per cent of the world’s landholders are women, and just 15 per cent of agricultural land is owned by women despite the fact that they make up the majority of the agricultural workforce across much of the world. Despite some progress, women ..read more
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Mariatou’s Mission to Bring Light to Her Community
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by cliona keane
11M ago
After her husband became ill, Mariatou’s dreams were on hold. Now, she’s a confident solar engineer ready to transform her village. Here’s her story. Mariatou is one of the most recent women solar engineers to be trained at the Barefoot College International training centre in Senegal. Her story is one of incredible perseverance and strength, shaped by the many challenges she faced growing up in a small village in Senegal. The Luxury of Light Once, Mariatou dreamed of building a concrete house for her family. Sadly, her husband fell ill, and she had to use all her savings for his treatment. T ..read more
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The Difference Between Equity and Equality For Rural Women
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by cliona keane
11M ago
When it comes to addressing social issues, understanding the difference between equity and equality is crucial. As buzzwords used by charities around the world, they are often used interchangeably. However, this mistake can be damaging to those who actually benefit from the solutions being created. By exploring the difference between equity and equality, we can better address the unique challenges faced by rural women in developing countries. What is the difference between equity and equality? The difference between equity and equality lies in their core principles. Equality is about treating ..read more
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