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November 8, 2012
by: Leah Morgan

Solar Mamas, Community Cinema

IDEAS Academy students attended a Community Cinema Presentation of Solar Mamas at the John Michael Kohler Art Center on Wednesday.

Welcome to India’s Barefoot College, where rural, poor, and often illiterate women from around the world are offered the rare opportunity to receive an education that teaches them how to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea, a beautiful, strong-willed 32-year-old Jordanian mother of four, is traveling outside of her village for the first time ever to attend Barefoot’s solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Colombia in a life-changing, six-month job training program that will transform her into a solar engineer — and change her life...

Solar Mamas is part of the international WHY POVERTY? Project, a groundbreaking, cross-media event reaching more than 500 million people around the world via over 60 international television broadcasters as well as radio, internet, and live events in November 2012.

Find out more about this film at http://www.itvs.org/films/solar-mamas

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