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Fiji's 'solar grannies' arrive home

Fiji's 'solar grannies' arrive home

Updated 18 September 2012, 10:27 AEST

Small villages in Fiji are about to get an education in solar power from the village's grandmothers.

A group of grandmothers have returned to Fiji after spending time at the Barefoot College in India.

The Barefoot College has been pioneering solar electrification in rural, remote, non-electrified villages, since 1989.

The College sets out to demystify solar technology and is decentralising its application by making it available to poor communities.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Govind Sami, the Permanent Secretary, Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation

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