In his talk, he shows us, among other things, how grandmothers in Pakistan, India, Namibia and elsewhere bring solar power to their villages. They build solar lanterns to light their homes and night-time schools. They design and build solar cookers to eliminate the health-destroying smoke from wood fires, as well as to save their rapidly diminishing forests.
Take a look.
You may notice a little sexist undertone in some of the speech, but don't let that deter you from feeling the import of the work of the women. I take hope in what we can accomplish, and hold the women of the Barefoot College as role models of grandmother wisdom and ingenuity. What do you think we can learn from such women?
We make peace in a million small ways every day.
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