martes, abril 24, 2012

barefoot college , bunker roy

In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men -- many of them illiterate -- to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It's called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works.

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Bunker Roy at zeroconferense 2011 (zero11)

Presentation by education pioneer Bunker Roy at the 2011 Zero Emissions conference, hosted by ZERO (The Zero Emission Resource Organisation)


Bunker Roy: Lecciones de un movimiento de descalzos

En Rajastán, en la India, una escuela extraordinaria prepara a mujeres y hombres del campo –muchos de ellos analfabetos– para que lleguen a ser ingenieros solares, artesanos, dentistas y médicos en sus propias aldeas. Se llama Barefoot College (Escuela de descalzos) y su fundador, Bunker Roy, explica cómo funciona.

Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is the founder of Barefoot College, which helps rural communities becomes self-sufficient. »

"[The Barefoot College] the only college where the teacher is the learner and the learner is the teacher.” (Bunker Roy)"

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