To ensure sustainability in a long-term, it is essential to have training centres in different countries to make it easier for the women to get trained without the requirement of coming to India. We have established Barefoot Vocational Training Centres in more than 7 countries already where more women get trained by the women solar engineers. Barefoot College approach to power-up last mile communities is through decentralizing control and demystifying technology.
Establishment of Barefoot Vocational Training Centres in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Liberia and Tanzania – Supported by the Ministry of External Affairs
The project aims to convert an existing infrastructure in 4 countries- Senegal, Burkina Faso, Liberia and Tanzania to Barefoot Vocational Training Centre by renovating, furnishing, and setting up the required facilities for the solar training purposes and for the accommodation of women. The Ministry of External Affairs funds the training centre set-up, construction of a rainwater harvesting tank, two years of running costs for the solar training and travel transportation required for the training purposes. The establishment of these BVTCs will further allow more women from adjacent countries also to receive the solar training and eventually to get their villages electrified.