Solar Mamas

Indonesian ‘grandmothers’ learn about solar energy in India

Class reunion: Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Pradeep Kumar Rawat (seventh right) and Wadah executive director Retnaning Tyas (fifth right) pose with Indonesian alumni of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) program at the India-Indonesia ITEC Alumni Day in Jakarta on Sunday. The ITEC program has sponsored over a dozen Indonesian women from East Nusa Tenggara to study solar energy in India. (Courtesy of the Embassy of India in Indonesia)

Third Batch of "Solar Mamas" Departs for India

The third batch from the solar electricity training program departed for India this Friday (22 March 2019). The group consists of 4 women - Mama Susana Maima & Mama Mariance Manilang, both from Talwai Village; Mama Agustina Maufani from Tasi Village, Alor, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) and Mama Serli Sanam from Koa Village, Timor Tengah Selatan, NTT. All four of them were trusted by their respective communities to join the Solar Electrification Training Program in Barefoot College, Tilonia, Rajasthan, India.