Barefoot College of Tilonia, India

2000 in Berlin

The founders of Barefoot College in the remote desert village of Tilonia (Rajasthan) had one of these rare ideas in 1971, which proved to be sustainable - even under extreme stress. The pioneers said to themselves in the style of Mahatma Gandhi: "Simple people can do it! And they set out to assemble and repair over 1000 solar modules themselves in the dusty outskirts of the Thar Desert.

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