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Women following a course on solar energy at the Barefoot College. The solar powered college aims to teach illiterate women from impoverished villages without access to the electricity grid. At the end of their training, the women return to their villages as Barefoot Solar Engineers, who will install, repair and maintain solar lighting units. The college aims to provide sustainable sources of alternative energy at the grassroot level for cooking (parabolic solar cookers), lighting (solar lighting) and heating (solar water heaters).