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‘Solar grandmothers’

/ 01:40 AM July 11, 2015
BUNYE AND ALBERT. Help turn older women into productive members of their communities

BUNYE AND ALBERT. Help turn older women into productive members of their communities

WOMEN from the indigenous groups of Abra, Tarlac and Zambales have been trained under the “Tanging Tanglaw: Turning IP Grandmothers Into Solar Engineers”  program—the collaborative project of Diwata-Women in Resource Management and the Land Rover Club of the Philippines.

Recently, four “Tanging Tanglaw” graduates were sent to Barefoot College in Tilonia, India, where they were trained to become “solar engineers.”

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A brainchild of social activist Sanjit “Bunker” Roy, the school trains older women because they are nurturers who are inclined to stay in their communities.

Diwata founder Delia Albert and current president Patricia Bunye are proud of the “solar grandmothers” who can now assemble and repair solar panels—and share what they’ve learned with their respective communities!

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Good Samaritans are asked to support the “Tanging Tanglaw” program by e-mailing [email protected] for donations. To electrify a village with 100 households using solar technology, the initiative trains two women who will manage their community’s renewable energy resource.

You may also deposit donations at RCBC-Bonifacio Global City branch (on 11th ave. corner 39th st.), account number 9000833951.

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