Barefoot College is leading social enterprise working in 90+ countries. They train women worldwide as solar engineers, innovators and educators, who return to their villages to bring light and learning to their community. Hogan Lovells is a global law firm with a long established pro bono and volunteering culture and a global commitment to empowering women and girls In 2016, Barefoot College and Hogan Lovells launched a three year partnership to bring clean, renewable light to 20,000 more families by training 400 women – known as Solar Mamas - across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Islands. As our partnership comes to a close, we can celebrate the impact of our collective efforts:
- 474 Solar Mamas from 35 countries were trained.
- Hogan Lovells colleagues have dedicated more than 3,500 hours on pro bono legal matters and skilled volunteering in our local communities. This has enabled new training centres to be opened in four African countries, the development of a new curriculum to teach Solar Mamas about their human rights and raising awareness of Barefoot College and the Sustainable Development Goals.
- US $500,000+ raised worldwide by our people.
Throughout our partnership we have endeavoured to use our status as a global law firm to inspire multi-sector partnerships as a critical collaborative approach to systemic change. Our approach has shown that a shared value partnership is good for both business and society.