Perspective Re-alignment…

I get amazed sometimes at the influence Electronic Engineering has on the greater community, and when I say greater community I mean the whole world! I found this article on the guardian website. Empowering women through knowledge is a fascinating way of updating the social standing of women, and allowing them to provide a better quality of life for their family and community.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/jun/24/india-barefoot-college-solar-power-training 

Although the reason for training women, rather than men, is because they are “loyal to their roots”, it is still improving the women’s quality of life by giving them the opportunity to realise they are capable of learning and improving their lives through education. It is not education as we know it, it is life classes, a step in the right direction.

The Barefoot College is a brilliant organisation, it teaches everything from solar panel installation to midwifery and healthcare. It’s courses are taught so that anyone from any walk of life can learn the skills to improve themselves and their community. I personally think this is one of the most worthwhile causes I have seen.

 

 

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