India: Grandmothers electrify rural communities

March 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm 1 comment

“Turning grandmothers into solar engineers is one of Sanjit “Bunker” Roy’s favorite jobs.

Roy is the social entrepreneur and founder of the Barefoot College and has been championing a bottom-up approach to education and empowering rural poor since 1972.”

My favorite quote from Bunker: “[W]hy not invest in women, older women, mature women, gutsy women who have roots in the village and train them?”

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/01/24/barefoot.college.india/index.html?iref=obinsite#

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