Thursday, March 19, 2009

Barefoot College: Interview with Bunker Roy

This is an incredible YouTube video by the People's World Peace Project about Barefoot College founded by Bunker Roy in 1972. It is well produced and the subject is very engrossing.

Mr. Roy recruits women from poor rural communities around India and other countries to learn how to be solar engineers and then go back to their communities to set up and maintain a solar grid for their people.

I first heard about this a few months back, meant to blog about it, forgot to blog about it, and then forgot the salient information in order to blog about it. Then, I was listening to last week's podcast of Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and they so generously provided all the information. There is a video about Barefoot College on the PBS site for R&E as well as a transcript.
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