Social Work and Research Center DBA Barefoot College

Barefoot College (formally known as Social Work and Research Center) was established in 1972 in rural Rajasthan, India. In the early 1970's, the Barefoot team comprised of geologists, geo physicists, cartographers, economists, doctors, and social workers. However, by the early 1980's, the urban crowd began retreating, and this changed the workers' dynamic of Barefoot. This was the first lesson in sustainability by shifting the leadership and responsibility of Barefoot from urban specialists to local leaders. This shift changed the thinking within the organization as local people started becoming a part of the collective decision-making process. The college recognized that its de...
Digital Integration in the Barefoot Solar Program
 
Barefoot College trains illiterate women from non-electrified communities around the world to become solar engineers who light up their communities. In 2015, Barefoot College began integrating digital technology (mainly iPads usage) into the Solar Engineering Curriculum enabling the solar engineers to enhance their basic digital literacy. The program aims to reach 80 solar engineers across 20 villages in 20 countries.
 
   

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