Author Topic: Learning from a barefoot movement  (Read 460 times)

Offline Eos

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“if you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; If you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth – only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.”
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Re: Learning from a barefoot movement
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 05:32:13 PM »

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/pt/bunker_roy.html#.Tty9NE-cDhE.facebook

Worth listening, OSIT

Hi,

Can you sum it up, or tell us why you think it's worth listenng?

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Re: Learning from a barefoot movement
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 06:26:45 PM »
Here are some clues :

It is about the Barefoot College, in India.

One of their goals is to teach skills that would improve life in a village : dentistry, roofing, solar energy, water management and purification, building etc. And the professors are mostly villagers, without diplomas but with real skills.
Another goal is to teach villagers to provide these services and, having taught them, teach them to teach others, to make a village not only self-sufficient but also self-perpetuating.
And these people develop pride in accomplishment, a sense of dignity, and control over their own future, using cheap and efficient technical means.
The Barefoot Movement is an example of real sharing, far from usual colleges, where women are the movers...

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/pt/bunker_roy.html#.Tty9NE-cDhE.facebook
Yesterday is the memory of today and tomorrow is its dream. Use the present to repair the past and prepare for the future
Khalil Gibran + Gurdjieff

“if you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; If you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth – only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.”
C.S. Lewis