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Welcome to SolarSPELL’s Summer Intern...

Welcome to SolarSPELL’s Summer Internship Cohort!

SolarSPELL is delighted to introduce ten new interns for the summer! Students in this internship cohort are from a variety of academic backgrounds, including Journalism, Innovation in Society, Computer Science, Physics, Political Science, Transborder Studies, Material Science and Engineering, and Software Engineering. We are thrilled to see what comes from this group of such diverse […]

SolarSPELL Training in Samoa–Th...

The ASU SolarSPELL Samoa team recently carried out its third training in Samoa, with both Peace Corps volunteers and their local counterparts. This training was spread over two half-days, May 17-18, 2018, and each of the SolarSPELL team members played an active and valuable role in the training. The first day kicked off with a […]

Rwanda Field Report from Brenda

Brenda is a Bridge2Rwanda Scholar currently interning for SolarSPELL. During her internship, she has been a part of the school support team conducting follow-up visits to our five pilot schools. The following is an excerpt from her experience: Working for SolarSPELL has been a life changing experience that came with a full package of what […]

Samoa Travel Post: Field Report from ...

Samoa Travel Post: Field Report from Maddie

My name is Madison Arnold and I’m an undergraduate ASU student majoring in journalism and innovation in society. This month, I traveled with the SolarSPELL team to the field for the first time. We went to Samoa to visit schools, conduct follow up interviews with Peace Corps volunteers to discuss their use and experience with […]

SolarSPELL Build Day Apr 2018

SolarSPELL Build Day Apr 2018

The SolarSPELL team held a Build Day at the ASU Polytechnic Campus on April 21, 2018. Thirty-five volunteers, including ASU students, faculty, staff, friends, family, alumni, and high school students gave up the majority of their Saturday to help build SolarSPELLs. These digital libraries will make their way to Samoa, Fiji, and Comoros where Peace […]

Field Report from Roberto

Roberto is a Bridge2Rwanda Scholar currently interning for SolarSPELL. In the beginning of March, he participated in the Teacher Trainings at our five pilot schools in Rwanda. The following is an excerpt from his experience: My name is Roberto Alain Berwa. I am a Bridge2Rwanda scholar, and I will be going to MIT this fall. […]

Rwanda Field Report from Alain

Alain is a Bridge2Rwanda Scholar currently interning for SolarSPELL. In the beginning of March, he participated in the Teacher Trainings at our five pilot schools in Rwanda. The following is an excerpt from his experience: In June 2017, I met with Dr. Laura Hosman and Bruce Baikie in Rwanda, and they briefly introduced to me […]

Rwanda Field Report from Assadou

Assadou is a Bridge2Rwanda Scholar currently interning for SolarSPELL. In the beginning of this month, he participated in training the teachers at our five pilot schools in Rwanda. The following is an excerpt from his experience: Being a part of SolarSPELL was one of the best things that ever happened in my life. We trained […]

SolarSPELL Influence in Vanuatu: lett...

Nancy, a Peace Corps Health Volunteer in Vanuatu, shares her experience using the SolarSPELL digital library in her village during her service: Early in my service, two teenaged girls who were home on school break came to me needing help with a research assignment.  There were no books or reference materials of any kind in […]

First SolarSPELL East Africa Teacher ...

On Jan 15 & 16, 2018, the SolarSPELL team held a two-day workshop and training with 10 teachers and administrators from South Sudan, representing Africa Educational Trust and Empower Kids South Sudan, as well as five teachers from Hope Haven primary school in Rwanda. The workshop launched with a background and overview of the SolarSPELL […]