Training women to install solar electricity
Education and training
One of the women formed installs electricity in a house.
Solar panels are given to all the trained women.
Women trained in solar engineering install solar panels.
In the state of Bihar, the poorest and most densely populated in India, 80 million households, or 85% of the population, are not connected to the electric grid.
In collaboration with the Barefoot College, a training organization based in Rajasthan, Karuna-Shechen trains illiterate rural women in solar engineering.
Fondation CHANEL supported the training of three women from the region. These women completed an intensive 6-month training program, enabling them to equip 220 homes in their villages with solar panels. Inexhaustible, inexpensive and well-suited to remote locations, this form of energy provides an effective means of producing electricity.
- During a field visit, the team of the Foundation noted the marked improvement in the quality of life of families in the villages and the project’s impact on the three women beneficiaries.
- They became active women benefiting from the recognition of the inhabitants of their village.
Founded in 2000 by Matthieu Ricard, Karuna-Shechen association works with a network of local partners and volunteers to provide education, healthcare, and social services to the under-served people of India, Tibet and Nepal.