Solar engineering trainer, Barefoot College, India

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    Tilonia India, Barefoot College -

    From September 2011 to the following March, women travelled from across Africa, from countries like Uganda Liberia and South Sudan, to take part in training to become solar engineers.

    Each was selected or nominated by her local community and supported by a variety of local and international organisations, and in some cases, their governments. Their trainers, who mostly speak Hindi, must cut across linguistic and cultural barriers using gestures and signs.

    Photo Credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh

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