A solar powered partnership

We have completed a three year global Citizenship partnership with leading social enterprise Barefoot College supporting them to scale their impact around the world.

The global partnership launched in 2016 is a key part of our commitment to empowering women and girls and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our people worked with Barefoot College to improve lives by training women in last mile communities in 35 countries to become solar engineers – known as solar mamas - and bring light to 230,000+ people.

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Over the course of the partnership, we helped Barefoot College to achieve a number of goals by:

  • Enabling and supporting Barefoot to train 474 solar mamas from 35 countries, bringing light to more than 230,000 people in the developing world
  • Fundraising US $500,000 globally in donations from our people and our clients
  • Providing pro bono advice to open new solar training centres in Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Senegal and Fiji
  • Educating 2250 schoolchildren in 16 countries about Barefoot and the SDGs
  • Producing Flip the Switch – A Documentary, a 30-minute film about the partnership, which was officially selected for 21 film festivals worldwide

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