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Barefoot College will launch a groundbreaking solar training project in Puerto Rico this spring. The project, with critical first-level funding from the Center of Disaster Philanthropy, will create a system of reliable, climate-friendly energy that can be protected from hurricanes and re-activated within hours. Residents of the inland regions of Puerto Rico waited for up…

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A new wave of Barefoot College Solar Mamas will graduate on July 19 in Puerto Rico. Throughout June and July, two dozen rural women from across the island have come together for an intensive solar energy training in the Maricao municipality of Puerto Rico, a rural area that is one of the poorest regions —…

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New York based writer/musician Piera Van De Wiel wrote a story about the work of Barefoot College for the women’s empowerment media platform, Like a Boss Girl. In addition to providing a strong overview of the organization, Van De Wiel’s interview with Director of International Development Sue Stevenson shed light on the impact of Barefoot trained…

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The documentary Flip the Switch featuring Barefoot College (and produced by Hogan Lovells Citizenship) has been invited to the 2019 Los Angeles Short Film Festival and is now a semi-finalist at the 2019 American Documentary Film Festival! This comes after the film was a finalist at the 2018 TvE Global Sustainability Awards in London. Flip the Switch focuses on…

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Friends of Barefoot College-USA has crafted a strategic plan for 2019 that elevates our funding priorities focused on gender equality and climate solutions in new and exciting ways. In diverse places like hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico and deep in the Amazon Rain Forest of Brazil, women are being trained as solar engineers and leaders who will…

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