India's Barefoot College lights up the world : This is a cool project teaching people in some remote communities how to be solar engineers. Power to the people - literally.
Barefoot College, founded by a farmer from Tilonia and a social worker from Delhi, helps to bring electricity to villages around the globe by training poor women to be solar engineers.
"Women are incredible agents of change. The problem is they have been either barred from participating in development as they didn’t have knowledge, as they are blocked from access to literacy, education, money. Once they get rid of these barriers, it all opens up,’’ said Megan Fallone, senior advisor to Barefoot College.