Meet grandma, the illiterate solar engineer


Tarahing (left) and her friend preparing to assemble the solar panel.

TOKYO: In a village in the interior Kota Marudu district of Sabah, a 47-year-old illiterate grandmother and rubber tapper is now a solar engineer.

In late 2014, Tarahing Masanin volunteered to go to Tilonia, India for six months to learn solar engineering from the Barefoot College, an institution that focuses on providing education for the rural underprivileged.

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