Barefoot College is a small community based NGO right outside the small
Anyway, I took a local train. People found me quite interesting, and I found them quite interesting. The women’s attire here is quite extraordinary, as are the earrings, noserings, bracelets, etc. They have the most vibrant colors, and set against the dull background of the desert is quite an astonishing sight. Deep beauty and strength. Fortunately, someone spoke English and after politely but firmly convincing him that I wouldn’t come home with him, he helped me get off at the right spot, and I wandered 30 minutes down the road in the middle of the desert until I found Barefoot. And there, like an Oasis were two other travelers from
I couldn’t really dig up much architecture there, but they were definitely doing good work. Toys out of trash. Newspaper bags. Weaving and looms. Wooden toys. Solor cookers. Training women and men. No formal education. Bringing people from other communities from around the world to train them to be barefoot solar engineers. Ground up. Bottom up. That is where it starts. Check out the website on the sidebar for tons more info that I can provide here. Did kick it with an engineer. So much of what concerns people are not academic theories and opinions about new movements and such, but getting things done, making people have quality, sustainable, affordable, good light and wind, and homes they can be proud of. Yes, there are certainly some experts involved, but it is all about the people. Need about three more weeks here. Maybe I will return and become a barefoot engineer. I met an architecture student from Mozambique who is doing just that.
Playing cricket with the local village kids, and adding a little extra swagger to my batting stance. Boy, they got a kick out of that. While cricket is, of course huge here, it is even bigger now as