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First SolarSPELL Teacher Trainings in...

On July 24th, 25th and 26th, the SolarSPELL team launched three separate trainings at remote schools across Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu. In addition to training the teachers at all of the schools on how to use the SolarSPELL offline digital library, each school also hosted a Peace Corps Volunteer who teaches about healthy living […]

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 Interns Visit Tonto Creek ...

Recently, members of the SolarSPELL team visited Tonto Creek Camp (TCC), SolarSPELL’s first Arizona implementation site, to brainstorm different ways an Arizona Natural Resources SolarSPELL library could enhance the Tonto Creek Camp experience for campers and leaders. The team was treated to an impromptu tour by TCC staff member, Rico, who shared his firsthand knowledge […]

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 […]

Welcome to SolarSPELL’s ASU Summer In...

SolarSPELL is delighted to introduce ten new interns for the summer! ASU 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]