Lab Project

Barefoot College

Supporting sustainable and self-sufficient rural communities through women empowerment

 Community Development
 Education
 Women Empowerment


Project Posts

Technology Is Useless If It Doesn’t Address A Human Need

Technology Is Useless If It Doesn’t Address A Human Need

Facebook is great for checking out photos of your exes and all, but for social innovators working in the developing world, there’s no point to new technologies unless they make life better for the people they’re trying to help. When our Women Barefoot Solar Engineers return to their isolated rural villages in the poorest countries...
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The Barefoot Tablet

The Barefoot Tablet

Barefoot College, known as Social Work and Research Centre, is a non-governmental organization founded by Bunker Roy in 1972. It is a solar-powered school that teaches illiterate women from impoverished villages to become doctors, solar engineers...
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Designers, Social Entrepreneurs and Storytellers: Designing Change

Designers, Social Entrepreneurs and Storytellers: Designing Change

As part of the Stories of Change Impact Lab, Tomorrow brought together a diverse group of creatives, producers and changemakers to talk about core issues central to designing for impact and making change happen at scale. See highlights from the ...
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Wicked Collaboration for Wicked Problems

Wicked Collaboration for Wicked Problems

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frogs on the road

frogs on the road

By Alex Tam and Dave Chiu Recently, frog Senior Interaction Designer Alex Tam and Associate Creative Director Dave Chiu were invited to participate in the Stories of Change Impact Lab held at Tomorrow Partners in Berkeley, California. Since...
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An Illuminating Week

An Illuminating Week

I came into the office this Monday morning and felt a tiny sliver of what my mom and dad must have had when their last kid left for college—on one hand, overjoyed to have the bathroom to themselves again—on the other hand, awed at how quickly it all happened and amazed at what walked out their door. Walking into the Barefoot ...
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Welcome to the Stories of Change Impact Lab at Tomorrow

Welcome to the Stories of Change Impact Lab at Tomorrow

We are very excited to kick-off the final convening of the Stories of Change Impact Lab, a partnership with Sundance Institute and Skoll Foundation. The people coming together for this week-long collaboration are all designers of sorts. While ...
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Welcome from the Skoll Foundation & Sundance Institute

Welcome from the Skoll Foundation & Sundance Institute

This is our first Skoll Foundation | Sundance Institute Stories of Change Impact Lab. The Stories of Change Partnership began with initial convenings at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and the Skoll World Forum. Ever since then, Sundance Institute ...
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Panel Discussion & Preview Screening

Panel Discussion & Preview Screening

Designers, Social Entrepreneurs & Storytellers: Designing Change Join us for a special panel discussion and screening at the David Brower Center Monday, April 30 | 7–9 pm Village grandmothers are becoming solar engineers in India, data technologists in Brazil are transforming global rainforest conservation, former Hollywood ...
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The Power of FLUX

The Power of FLUX

“Betting on good people doing good things.” The theme of this year's Skoll World Form was FLUX: Seizing Momentum, Driving Change. The panels and presentations, as always, dealt with a wide range of topics meant to inspire, catalyze, ...
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