A new important achievement for Bring the sun home, the documentary-film directed in 2013 by Chiara Andrich and Giovanni Pellegrini and produced by Sole Luna Un ponte tra le culture jointly with Enel Green Power.
Indeed, the film won the Audience Award at the San Sebastian Human Rights Festival that took place at the Basque city between April 17 and 24.
The film narrates how a group of South American women, after having left their remote and isolated villages that lack access to any kind of energy, travel to India to take part in Barefoot College - the project promoted by Bunker Roy - where for six months they are trained to learn how to install and maintain small solar photovoltaic plants, which they install on the house roofs of their villages once they have returned there, bringing light to them.
This initiative in the field of sustainability that is brought forth by Enel Green Power facilitates access to energy, in line with the principles of Sustainable Energy For All of the United Nations, of which Enel is an active member. Since 2011, 2.5 million people living in the world in which Enel operates have beneficiated from this commitment, thus gaining access to energy.
EGP's 'solar grandmothers' are currently 39 and the project, which was launched in 2012, has involved 41 communities in 9 South American countries, setting up partnerships with 10 local NGOs and producing an impact on over 19,000 people who beneficiated from the rural electrification activities.