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Barefoot College India

managed by A. Domscheit-Berg

About us

The Barefoot College began in 1972 with the conviction that solutions to rural problems lie within the community.

The College addresses problems of drinking water, girl education, health & sanitation, rural unemployment, income generation, electricity and power, as well as social awareness and the conservation of ecological systems in rural communities.

The College benefits the poorest of the poor who have no alternatives.

The College encourages practical knowledge and skills rather than paper qualifications through a learning by doing process of education.

The College was entirely built by Barefoot Architects. The campus spreads over 80,000 square feet area and consists of residences, a guest house, a library, dining room, meeting halls, an open air theatre, an administrative block, a ten-bed referral base hospital, pathological laboratory, teacher's training unit, water testing laboratory, a Post Office, STD/ISD call booth, a Craft Shop and Development Centre, an Internet dhaba (cafe), a puppet workshop, an audio visual unit, a screen printing press, a dormitory for residential trainees and a 700,000 litre rainwater harvesting tank. The College is also completely solar-electrified.

The College serves a population of over 125,000 people both in immediate as well as distant areas.

Latest project news

Für diese Bedarfe habe ich eine (Teil-)Auszahlung veranlasst:

  A. Domscheit-Berg  13 September 2016 at 06:20 PM

Danke für die gesammelten Spendengelder! Sie werden wie angekündigt in die Ausbildung von Solaringenieurinnen im Barefoot College fließen und die Erstausstattung von Dorfhäusern mit Solar in ihren Heimatdörfern ermöglichen.

Es wurden 1.760,00 € Spendengelder für folgende Bedarfe beantragt:

Solarelektrifizierung 1 Dorfhaus in Afrika 250,00 €Solarelektrifizierung 1 Dorfhaus in Afrika 250,00 €Solar Ingenieur-Ausbildg. von 1 Afrikanerin 0,5J. 420,00 €Solar Ingenieur-Ausbildg. von 1 Afrikanerin 0,5J. 420,00 €Solarengineer-Trainings for African women (0.5 yr) 420,00 €
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