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Solar Momas

If a native African Grandmother can teach a person who can't read how to build a solar panel, why can't the U.S. Marine Corps train an army to win ?...Sounds like the opening for a joke..That's because it is.

In Jehane Noujaim’s new film Solar Momas, she follows Indian
philanthropist and businessman Sanjit “Bunker” Roy as he travels to some
of the world’s most impoverished villages on a quest to find local
grandmothers he can train as solar engineers.

He goes to remote areas of
Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America, recruiting women to
come to his Barefoot College in Rajasthan, India for a 6-month training
program. When they’re done, the grandmothers go home with the
technology and skills to electrify their villages.

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Added: Mar-19-2012 Occurred On: Mar-19-2012
By: DirtyUncleBerty
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Tags: Solar, powered, electrical, grannys
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  • Very cool, we take light for granted...imagine not having the light-bulb, basically all life stops after dusk...

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  • Woah i did not know that the tech support guy also built solar panels.

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  • "can't the U.S. Marine Corps train an army to win"

    Because our cultures teach us that death is to be avoided wherever possible. You are fighting an enemy (actually various enemies) that not only welcome death, but are fighting on their own soil that they know very well, and most importantly have the HMG (Higher Morale Ground).

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    • @Argh

      Fighting enemies that are defending their homeland, making us the aggressors time and time again, colonialism never ended, and despite our technology, training and wealth, despite having made the same mistakes time and time again, our nations still fail to secure victory against tribes an peoples fighting for their land, the land of their ancestors, which we want to turn into another money making expedition to ease the endless debt taken out by irresponsible government.

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  • Looks great :)

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  • I like projects like this, hopefully the right people will be found, who will build a society based on Solar energy, not on oil or coal or nuclear energy, a society to teach all us greedy wasteful westerners that a successful society need not destroy the ground beneath it's own feet to stay afloat in technological advancement and civil development.

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  • Where can I donate to KONY 20.... I mean Solas Momas. Will Sanjit Roy end up naked masturbating to traffic>?

    (PS I hate KONY 2012 and so delighted it fell on its arse, power to these people who are changing the world not through donating, not through media attention, but through education. )

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  • They only do this to get more subscribers on LiveLeaks don't they? :)

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  • ohyea man they are so much smarter than us...

    lol

    stupid bitch

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  • now that's having love for one and everyone

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  • Nice to know what qualifies to be an engineer in India: You don't need to be able to read and write, and you don't need to have to know anything in mathematics.
    I think this explains some problems quite well

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  • pretty amazing , thanks for sharing

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  • THE US MILITARY IS NOT ALLOWED TO FIGHT TO WIN. AND LOOK AT THE WONDERFUL MATH HERE. 40 WITH 10 KIDS, 20 GRANDKIDS, AND LOTS MORE ON THE WAY. WHAT NGO IS FEEDING THESE USELESS EATERS?

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  • "why can't the U.S. Marine Corps train an army to win ?" you sure are stupid

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    • @DirtyUncleBerty so the US army can train it's own army to defeat any army in the world in weeks but they can't train the cavemen to defend them self's from the pakistan/taliban shitheads, where do you think the problem lies.........?!?!?!

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  • because all army still use little explosion in their hands to kill anyone like 400 years ago. there is nothing changed. this is technology

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