News from the Field
Women rising as leaders in every corner of the world.
Mothers have always been at the heart of Barefoot College. Our achievements to date would not have been possible without the courage, perseverance and belief of rural mothers and grandmothers who journey across the world to work with us and to become Solar Mamas. Our partnership with Envision Virgin Racing is an exciting new step…Read More
What would you do if you didn’t have access to sanitary products for your period? Or if your mother, daughter, wife, friend or partner wasn’t afforded such a seemingly simple right? This is the unfortunate reality for millions of women and girls, every single month. Period poverty is a serious, pressing issue and one that…Read More
For the past three years, Barefoot College and Hogan Lovells have worked hand in hand to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the developing world. The success of this partnership, which included the creation of the wonderful Flip the Switch documentary, was celebrated recently at Hogan Lovells’ Citizenship Celebration 2019.…Read More
Flip the switch, the story of Barefoot College and Hogan Lovells Citizenship partnership to empower women and girls around the world, premiered in London in Sept. 2018. Its first honour, being named a finalist at the TvE Global Sustainability Awards, set the stage for continued success and widespread distribution. The film is designed to facilitate…Read More
Mwanapili Iddi Makame, a widow and mother of 6 children, lives in a small village of Kandwi in Northern Unguja on the Island of Zanzibar. She took care of her children alone and had a small rice cake business. ‘It was difficult time,” she says. “My rice bread was often smelling of kerosene, and few…Read More