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.
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.