Nominated Literacy Heroes

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Bunker Roy


Recommended By : ROTARIAN SUNNIL MEHRA
Name : Bunker Roy

Address : The Barefoot College Tilonia-305816, Via Madanganj District Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

State : RAJASTHAN

Place : AJMER

City : AJMER

Sex : male

Date of Birth : 02/08/1945

Mobile : 9819398838

Email : volunteer@barefootcollege.org

Educational Qualification : B.A

Work in field of literacy : More than 40 years ago, Roy, now 69, founded the Barefoot College, in Tilonia, India. His school recruits a unique population—rural women, often grandmothers—and teaches them the basics of solar engineering and freshwater technology. His efforts have yielded enormous benefits. When the women return to their homes, they are skilled enough to provide their communities (some of the world’s most isolated places) with electricity and clean water. They also gain something important also newfound self-confidence. The Barefoot model has already been used to empower women throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

No of Beneficiaries : 20000

Social Impact : When they teach the grandmothers—the basics of solar engineering and freshwater technology. His efforts yield enormous benefits. When the women return to their homes, they are skilled enough to provide their communities (some of the world’s most isolated places) with electricity and clean water. They also gain something important also newfound self-confidence. They have trained 604 women solar engineers from 1,083 villages in 63 countries. The engineers have solar-electrified 45,000 houses.

Fund Outlay : 0

The challenge of arranging funds is being met : HOWEVER WE WOULD NOT LIKE TO SHARE FUND OUTLAY.

This Award is going to impact the work in future : THIS AWARD WILL GIVE THE APPLICANT CREDIBILITY WHICH WILL HELP TO SERVE THE SOCIETY BETTER.

Blood relative a member of 'Rotary Club': No

Whether received any major State/National/International recognitions or award/s earlier : No

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