John Barrie is the Executive Director of The Appropriate Technology Collaborative (ATC).
ATC has given design drawings and/or direct help to NGOs, Colleges, Universities and individuals in over 40 countries.
This year we are working with partners in Guatemala to teach young Mayan women about electricity, circuits and solar power. Our first class of women mentors (our teachers) is scheduled to start training in June 2013. By the end of the year we will have taught 12 mentors and our first class of 45 students. Graduates of the class will be given the opportunity to start a solar power venture.