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Website: http://fobc-usa.org/

Friends of Barefoot College (FOBC) is a USA-based organization designed to champion the work and values of barefoot education internationally. As developed by Barefoot College in India, barefoot education is is the transformation of rural communities through the empowerment of women. By applying rural wisdom and knowledge, the Barefoot approach demystifies and decentralizes sophisticated technology and believes that formal education is not required for women to bring renewable energy and entrepreneurial activities to their communities. This approach has been proven and tested over 40 years in 64 countries, touching more than 450,000 lives.

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Director: Lauren Remedios

P.O.Box 1176
Little Rock, Arkansas
USA 72203
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