Meet grandma, the illiterate solar engineer

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016

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.

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan


Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan


Billed as RM148.00/year

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