School in India Teaches Women to Improve Lives, Towns

MaliImage by Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia via Flickr

The following is from the excellent PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and his team. Imagine the opportunities, not just for solar power as in Bunker Roy‘s school, but for Tech Laureate D. Vidya Sagar’s stoves that protect rural people from indoor smoke and the external environment from the same smoke, the manufacture and maintenance of Grainger Prize winner Prof. Abul Hussam‘s SONO filter for removing arsenic from drinking water, etc. Replicate, replicate, replicate!

By the way, Bunker Roy points out that men generally speaking, need not apply because they are typically unteachable!

“The Barefoot College in northern India teaches women skills to bring solar power to their villages and to manage the energy system in rural areas. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the philosophy behind the school and its unusual approach to empowering women.”

“The Barefoot College” in northern India

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2 thoughts on “School in India Teaches Women to Improve Lives, Towns”

  1. This Women's university got established in 1984 by Tamilnadu Government at Anandagiri. Its goals are learning and research with focus on women and their problems. Mother Teresa Women's university earns a distinctive place in the higher educational system as, the only university devoted to women's issues.

    The University is of unitary type which offers monitory, consultancy services and research in the area of women's studies.Women University in India The university offers diverse courses whose academic programme is pivoted around women's studies in the discipline of Economics, Education, English, Human Ecology, and Consumer studies, Historical studies,Pshycology, Socioliogy, Tamil and computer science.

  2. Thanks for this, Bineet. This is the other end of the spectrum, and also very gratifying to see. What a beautiful campus. Peace, Bego.

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