Saturday, 8 December 2012

Solar Mamas - A great sustainable development Project

The Why Poverty series from the BBC and Open University aired Solar Mamas last week - a great project for development, a great project for the environment and a great project for women!

The programme filmed a project in which women from rural Jordan were invited to attend a 6 month engineering programme in India to teach them how to become solar engineers. Solar Mamas follow the life changing journey of Rafea.  Although Rafea was used to the Bedouin life, she longed to be able to have her own career and to support her children financially. The film highlights both environmental and educational issues. It also addresses gender equality and looks at a positive future for women in rural areas of developing countries.

Solar Mamas is still available on iPlayer for 4 more days. Click here to watch it.

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