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Solar engineering student from Malawi, training in India

The programme can be a formidable challenge for the women. “In the beginning, many women face problems, since it is the first time they have left their children and village,” says Leela Devi, a teacher in the solar engineering department. “But we have to be like their sisters, and constantly remind them of the advantages of being here and learning solar engineering.”

  

Photo Credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh

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Taken on March 10, 2012