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Rwanda and South Sudan Field Report f...

Diing is a Bridge2Rwanda Scholar who interned for SolarSPELL. During her internship, she was a part of the school support team conducting follow-up visits to our five pilot schools, as well as, providing support to our South Sudan pilot schools. The following is an excerpt from her experience: My craving and hunger for knowledge has […]

SolarSPELL Second BMET Library Traini...

On June 15th, we had an amazing training with Engineering World Health Tanzania Summer Institute participants. In total, 23 people were trained on SolarSPELL for BMETs. These participants were from 8 different countries, including the US, Canada, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, South Korea, Yemen, and Uganda. These participants will be entering into 11 different hospitals in […]

Guest Post: Peace Corps volunteer Col...

Colin, a Peace Corps Education Volunteer in Rwanda, shares his experience using the SolarSPELL digital library at his school, one of the five pilot schools: The SolarSPELL digital library has been a quick success at my school in the rural Northern District of Rwanda. After the initial training provided by the SolarSPELL team, my counterpart […]

SolarSPELL Intern Field Report from A...

Audrey is a Bridge2Rwanda Scholar who interned for the SolarSPELL BMET project. During her internship, she interviewed BMETs across Rwanda, assisted with the development of the BMET library, and trained volunteers from Engineering World Health’s Summer Institute. The following is an excerpt from her experience: For the last three months, I have been working with […]

SolarSPELL First BMET Training in Rwa...

The SolarSPELL for BMETs library kicked off its first training in Rwanda on June 8th with Engineering World Health Summer Institute participants. These students receive one month of intensive language, technical training and practical work, and then are placed in hospitals throughout Rwanda to help local biomedical engineering technicians fix medical equipment. The SolarSPELL offers […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]