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'''Barefoot College''' was founded by Bunker Roy and helps the poorest of the poor far beyond Rajastan and India by teaching simple ecological technologies - among others: the appliance of solar energy and the use of rain water; facilitation of minimal education of children at over 250 night schools.
 
'''Barefoot College''' was founded by Bunker Roy and helps the poorest of the poor far beyond Rajastan and India by teaching simple ecological technologies - among others: the appliance of solar energy and the use of rain water; facilitation of minimal education of children at over 250 night schools.
   
The college believes, and has demonstrated, that educational qualifications are not needed by people with rural or poor backgrounds to acquire skills that can be of service to their community. In fact, the existence of theoretical paper-based qualifications have been usually found to be a deterrent to development as those that have them tend to come for work or training with mental blocks and superficial expertise.
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The college believes, and has demonstrated, that educational qualifications are not needed by people with rural or poor backgrounds to acquire skills that can be of service to their community. In fact, the existence of theoretical paper-based qualifications have been usually found to be a deterrent to development as those that have them tend to come for work or training with mental blocks and superficial expertise.
   
 
[[File:Barefoot_College_women_students_welding_new_Scheffler_reflectors,_5-11.jpg|thumb|300px|Women students welding new [[Scheffler]] reflectors.]]
 
[[File:Barefoot_College_women_students_welding_new_Scheffler_reflectors,_5-11.jpg|thumb|300px|Women students welding new [[Scheffler]] reflectors.]]
 
[[File:Barefoot_College_students_assembling_reflectors,_5-11.jpg|thumb|300px|Students assembling the new reflectors for the solar kitchens.]]
 
[[File:Barefoot_College_students_assembling_reflectors,_5-11.jpg|thumb|300px|Students assembling the new reflectors for the solar kitchens.]]
Primarily, students are trained in the fabrication and repair of solar electric equipment intended for use in rural areas. They also learn basic welding skills in their training, and students also have been fabricating [[Scheffler]] style reflectors to create solar kitchens. These applications ares suited for multi-family or village use.
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Primarily, students are trained in the fabrication and repair of solar electric equipment intended for use in rural areas. They also learn basic welding skills in their training, and students also have been fabricating [[Scheffler]] style reflectors to create solar kitchens. These applications ares suited for multi-family or village use.
   
 
==News and recent developments==
 
==News and recent developments==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* http://www.barefootcollege.org/
 
* http://www.barefootcollege.org/
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* [http://www.barefootcollege.org/solutions/solar-solutions/parabolic-solar-cooker/?utm_content=buffer53c2c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Parabolic Solar Cooker Project]
   
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==
The Director<br>
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The Director<br />
The Barefoot College<br>
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The Barefoot College<br />
Village Tilonia, via Madanganj<br>
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Village Tilonia, via Madanganj<br />
District Ajmer - 305816<br>
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District Ajmer - 305816<br />
{{State|Rajasthan|Rajasthan}}<br>
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{{State|Rajasthan|Rajasthan}}<br />
 
[[India]]
 
[[India]]
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Telephone: +91 (0)1463- 288204<br>
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Tel: +91 (0)1463- 288204<br />
Fax: +91 (0)1463-288206<br>
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Fax: +91 (0)1463-288206
   
 
Email: [mailto:barefootcollege@gmail.com barefootcollege@gmail.com]
 
Email: [mailto:barefootcollege@gmail.com barefootcollege@gmail.com]

Latest revision as of 22:51, September 3, 2014

Last updated: September 3, 2014      
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Barefoot College was founded by Bunker Roy and helps the poorest of the poor far beyond Rajastan and India by teaching simple ecological technologies - among others: the appliance of solar energy and the use of rain water; facilitation of minimal education of children at over 250 night schools.

The college believes, and has demonstrated, that educational qualifications are not needed by people with rural or poor backgrounds to acquire skills that can be of service to their community. In fact, the existence of theoretical paper-based qualifications have been usually found to be a deterrent to development as those that have them tend to come for work or training with mental blocks and superficial expertise.

Barefoot College women students welding new Scheffler reflectors, 5-11

Women students welding new Scheffler reflectors.

Barefoot College students assembling reflectors, 5-11

Students assembling the new reflectors for the solar kitchens.

Primarily, students are trained in the fabrication and repair of solar electric equipment intended for use in rural areas. They also learn basic welding skills in their training, and students also have been fabricating Scheffler style reflectors to create solar kitchens. These applications ares suited for multi-family or village use.

News and recent developmentsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ContactEdit

The Director
The Barefoot College
Village Tilonia, via Madanganj
District Ajmer - 305816
Rajasthan
India

Tel: +91 (0)1463- 288204
Fax: +91 (0)1463-288206

Email: barefootcollege@gmail.com

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