Learning from a barefoot movement – “Bunker” Roy

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  • In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men — many of them illiterate — to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It’s called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works.
  • (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2011, July 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Duration: 19:08.)

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  • Joy Laesch  On April 15, 2012 at 1:06 am

    I love this project and Barefoot Roy’s philosophy. What a great idea!, especially in countries where there seems to be no hope. Can you imagine the positive progress that has been achieved in these people lives since then? This has not only created better living conditions for these people, but will also be better for the environment, less pollution.
    To think you don’t have to be a brain surgeon to be trained, is even more remarkable.I think if this idea is copied in other parts of the world, it would surely make a difference in people’s lives.
    Well done Bunker Roy and hope your next stop will be Jamaica, to start a Barefoot College.

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