College helps to bring electricity to villages around the globe by training poor women to be solar engineers.
By: Shweta Desai
Cross-posted from: Al Jazeera
Originally released on January 15, 2014
Women solar engineers in each of 43 Least Developed Countries will receive training at the college by 2015 [Shweta Desai]
Living in a palm-lined thatched roof house surrounded by dense jungles and rows of corn and cassava in the Santa Teresa village, 42-year-old Florentine until now has spent all her evenings in the dark, literally.
But today, sitting in the dusty village of Tilonia in Rajasthan India, the Mayan woman is lighting the first sparks, which three months from now will bring electricity for the first time in her hometown in Toldeo in Latin America’s Belize.