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Participants from Liberia and Malawi at the end of their six-month solar engineering course

The desire to light up their communities and empower the women in them has proven a unifying bond. With just six months training in the college, students have shown that they can transcend tremendous barriers, and emerge as self-sustaining solar engineers and change-makers.

 

Participants from Liberia and Malawi at the end of their six-month solar engineering course. Today some participants will dress up and visit the local market, while the others are happily packing for their return to Africa. On the edge of the bed is the solar lantern kit that everyone of them will take home.

 

Photo Credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh

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Taken on March 11, 2012