Neducsin Scholarship Student Interns in India

Erin-Snyder_1Erin Snyder, a recipient of the Neducsin Foundation “Spirit of Manayunk” Scholarship since 2013, recently sent some photos of the incredible experience she’s having. She wrote, “I’m completing a two month internship with Barefoot College, an Indian Non-Governmental Organization based in Tilonia, Rajasthan, before I spend the semester studying in Jaipur. Barefoot College works both locally and internationally, bringing women from all over the globe to Tilonia to learn how to engineer solar panels and solar lanterns. After the training, these women can bring clean, sustainable electricity to their villages! Barefoot College also runs a variety of programs that include rainwater harvesting, women’s empowerment, children’s education, and community engagement through traditional puppetry. Most of all, Barefoot College values local knowledge. The organization’s emphasis on equality, collective decision making, decentralization, self-reliance, and austerity set it apart from other NGOs. I love it here and can’t wait to come back someday!”