Barefoot College

  • A Advocate
  • I Implementer

Description

For more than 40 years, The Barefoot College has designed new ways to nurture and support a journey to empowerment, one village at a time, one woman at a time. We demystify and decentralise technology and put new tools in the hands of the rural poor with the singular objective of spreading self-sufficiency and sustainability. With a geographic focus on the Least Developed Countries, we train women worldwide as solar engineers, innovators and educators, who then return to their villages to bring light and earning to their community.

Primary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • N/A

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

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Education topics addressed

Attainment

  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment

Other

  • Early childhood development
  • Other

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training

Quality

  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • Teacher training

Skills

  • Civics education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Food/water security
  • Gender equality
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Nutrition
  • Other
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

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Current girls' education partners

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Website

Barefoot College

Headquarters location(s)

  • Rajasthan, Rajasthan, India

Country offices

  • N/A

Contacts

Shuvajit Payne
Head of Education
shuvajit@barefootcollege.org
Barefoot College

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • India

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