VietNamNet Bridge – For many ethnic people, solar energy is a new concept, but Pham Thi Nam, a 50-year-old Muong woman from Dong Luong Commune in Thanh Hoa Province’s Lang Chanh District, now knows what it’s all about.
|Let theren be light: Tran Van An instructs Pham Thi Nam how to repair solar lanterns. — VNS Photo Tran Van An|
Nam went to India to learn solar engineering skills and helped bring light to dozens of households in her village.
Nam was chosen with other four ethnic women in the northern province of Thanh Hoa to attend a six-month training course at Barefoot College in India in 2015 under a project that focuses on creating opportunities for poor women to learn about solar energy.
Upon hearing the news, Nam said, she felt joyful, but nervous. “I was scared. I didn’t know anything about electricity. Never before had I seen a bulb or electricity wire,” she said. Tiếp tục đọc “Muong woman brings light to her village”