* Date : 2016-02-12
21st Century Ep6
PHILIPPINES : BOTTLEMAN
Turning on a light at the flick of a switch is something many people take for granted. But for one fifth of the world's population, it's simply not an option, relegating them to a life of "energy poverty”. We meet one man in the Philippines who dreams of spreading light, not only in his country, but to the world's poorest.
SIERRA LEONE : OVERCOMING THE LEGACY OF WAR
Sierra Leone's particularly brutal civil war left its people with a terrible legacy. Tens of thousands are now disabled, as a result of savage amputations of limbs by rebels. For years, these people with disabilities have been silent and sidelined. But now a new law is opening the way to their full participation in the country's future.
INDIA : NO TOILET, NO BRIDE
Basic sanitation helps stem the spread of disease and improves health. And living without access to clean and safe toilets can flush opportunity down the drain. But in India, where hundreds of millions use "the great outdoors", the power of persuasion is being used in innovative ways to bring about desperately needed change.