GOLD (for ‘breadth’ of commitment to multiple targets): Hogan Lovells
TITLE: 20,000 suns
About the project
Barefoot College is leading social enterprise working in 100+ countries. They demystify and de-centralise technology and put new tools in the hands of the rural poor with a singular objective of spreading self-sufficiency and sustainability. They train women worldwide as solar engineers, innovators and educators, who return to their villages to bring light and learning to their community.
In 2016, Hogan Lovells and Barefoot College launched a three year partnership to bring clean, renewable light to 20,000 more families by training 400 women – known as Solar Mamas – across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands.