I had the absolute honor to attend and speak at the WeBelong Forum last week in Beijing. One of the highlights for me was being able to see Bunker Roy, founder of The Barefoot College, on stage.
If you've never heard of him or his work, watch the TED video below first. Prepare to be blown away.
Bunker's now looking to recruit the first Solar Grandma group from China to participate in the upcoming March program. There are a few rules:
Of course, that's going to be tricky in a place like China. Most areas have had electricity for a long time, and literacy rates are among the highest in the world. Yet, there is still an acute need for solar capacity to combat environmental issues throughout the country.
I've thought and thought about how to make this a reality and have a few ideas of my own. Perhaps he could go to the minority villages in the mountains of Guizhou. People in the Miao and Dai tribes often live far removed from Chinese society.
I'd love to throw it out to the collective and see what we can come up with. What ideas do you have about fulfilling Bunker's dream of Chinese solar nai nais?