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20 year old Meenakshi Diwan (left), and the three other barefoot solar engineers, teach 20 year old Rohim Miniaka (centre) the basics of solar power in an electical workshop in Tinginapu village. The Orissa Tribal Empowerment and Livelihoods Programme (OTELP) is an organisation funded by DFID (Department for International Development) and run with the state government of Orissa. The Orissa Tribal Women's Barefoot Solar Engineers Association has now got a contract to build 3,000 solar-powered lanterns for schools and other institutions and is training other people in the community.