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January 08: Ajmer and Barefoot College India

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Gandhi Legacy Tour 2017-18 | 0 comments

January 08: Ajmer and Barefoot College India

Upon arrival at the Ajmer railway station, the group will be transferred to the Paradizzo Resort, Ajmer. Buffet breakfast at the hotel, and then a full day visit to the Barefoot College India. Dr. Bunker Roy at Barefoot College in Ajmer, India addressing the Gandhi Legacy Tour of India Delegation.   Established in 1972, Barefoot College India is a non-government organization that has been providing basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities, with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable. These ‘Barefoot College India solutions’ can be broadly categorized into solar energy, water, education, health care, rural handicrafts, people’s...

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Barefoot College Spreads Knowledge to Africa

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Barefoot College Spreads Knowledge to Africa

At a time of increasing involvement with decentralized rural energy systems particularly solar energy, such a system of training barefoot solar engineers can prove very useful in increasing the self-reliance of rural communities in installing and maintaining solar energy systems. Barefoot College’s Bunker Roy at TED – It’s an unexpected scene that you come across in the dusty plains of Kishangarh block in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district — women from several African countries being trained by their Indian sisters to become barefoot solar engineers. Welcome to the world of solar energy in Tilonia village. Here the campus of Barefoot College has...

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