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'Barefoot' Grandmothers Electrify Rural Communities

'Barefoot' Grandmothers Electrify Rural Communities

Mar 11, 2011-- "If you ask any solar engineer in the world, 'Can anyone make, install and maintain solar power in a village?' they say it's technically impossible. And if I say a grandmother is making it who is illiterate, he can't believe it, it's beyond his comprehension," says Sanjit "Bunker" Roy. A social entrepreneur and founder of the Barefoot College, Roy has been championing a bottom-up approach to education and empowering rural poor since 1972. Turning grandmothers into solar engineers is one of his favorite pastimes. (6174 reads)

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