Borneo’s Solar Mama – Tarihing

The story of a 43 year old , gutsy , fearless grandmother from Kampong Sonsogon Magandai whose life would change in an extraordinary way on Nov. 8 2017.  Being selectively handpicked by Mr. Bunker Roy , founder of Barefoot College, in Tilonia India and having graduated at the top of her class to become Malaysia’s […]

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SWEPA is indeed very privileged and honoured to have one of its founding members, former Miss Malaysia, Datin Jeanette Tambakau come forward to be named as one of the winners of the STAR GOLDEN HEARTS AWARD, presented in Kuala Lumpur on 7th November 2017. Former beauty queen shines from within by finding beauty in helping […]

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SWEPA Wins JCIM Sustainable Development Award 2017

We are very proud to win this JCIM SDA award as the result was very competitive and it has been selected based on strict United Nation Sustainable Development Goals targets and indicators. The journey towards the project accomplishment and subsequently towards this award was not easy; in fact it was very tedious to submit lengthy […]

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SWEPA Live Interview with ASTRO TV AWANI

September 21 2017 at precisely 9 PM, SWEPA and it’s committed members represented a turn of events for this organization when  it was aired live in an interview and a video that showed the beginnings and progress of Barefoot Solar Project. SWEPA’s global and most successful ‘solar mama’, Tarihing was asked the question, ‘ Weren’t you […]

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Homecoming Party & Pre Launch of REW Building

Saturday September 17 2016, was a day to remember and go down in history as yet another milestone turned by Swepa bringing back successfully two grandmas from Barefoot College, Tilonia, India as Sabah’s 2nd and 3rd respective ‘solar engineers’. It is Swepa’s pride and joy to see Gining and Rusni join the pioneer ‘solar engineer’, […]

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Second Bomba Heli Airlift Success – THE JOURNEY

“Like what they say, in any expedition, it’s the journey that makes the difference, not the destination.” – John Kong Around 3.30pm, 7 of us assembled at the residence belonging to SWEPA Barefoot Project Chairlady, Datin Jeanette Tambakau. And who were we? We were Datuk Aminah Ambrose (SWEPA Vice President), Ursula U (SWEPA member), and […]

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