Indian university trains women in solar electric technology
Barefoot College (the shoeless university) has been dedicated since 1972 to train women from around the world with the technical knowledge to bring electricity and solar energy to their communities.
Located in Tilonia, a semi-desert village in northern India, this university brings together women from the most remote places on the planet, and since its foundation has graduated nearly a thousand women from 81 different countries.
The Government of India is in charge of financing the trip and the stay of these women contributing one hundred thousand euros for each of the two annual courses. The rest of the expenses are provided by UN agencies and private companies, including the materials and panels that they then install in their villages.