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Puerto Rico energy recovery initiative begins this spring

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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Solar Mamas ‘like a boss girl’

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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Flip The Switch honored at film festivals

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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Women at the center of climate solutions

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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