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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 […]

Rwanda Travel Post: Field Report from...

Sarah, a graduate student from ASU’s School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, joined SolarSPELL in 2017 and traveled with the SolarSPELL team to Rwanda. Her master’s applied project is focusing on adapting SolarSPELL for use in health care clinics and hospitals. Here are her musings: When I found out I was going to Rwanda […]

Rwanda Travel Post: Lisa’s Top ...

Lisa, E-Learning Officer for Arizona State University Library, joined the SolarSPELL project in fall 2017 to develop an Information Literacy and Content Curation Workshop for 37 Bridge2Rwanda Scholars. In January 2018, Lisa traveled with the team to Rwanda to led the workshop. The following describes Lisa’s Top Ten Magic Moments in Rwanda: Two of my greatest passions […]

Rwanda Travel Post: Field Report from...

Dan, an Associate Librarian at Arizona State University’s Hayden Library, joined the SolarSPELL project in fall 2017 to aid content curation for the East Africa version of the SolarSPELL Library. In January 2018, Dan traveled with the team to Rwanda. The following is a reflection on his experience: I first met Dr. Laura Hosman at […]

Rwanda Guest Post: Reflections from M...

Mico Theogene is a Bridge2Rwanda Scholar. SolarSPELL has recently named him one of the SolarSPELL Bridge2Rwanda Internship Team. This is Mico’s reflection on our week long Content Curation Workshop: The world is full of injustice, discrimination, poverty, and inequality. It is astonishing to meet people who devote their skills and lives to fighting against the […]

Rwanda Travel Post: Field Report from...

Chloe, an undergraduate student from ASU’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions, joined the SolarSPELL project in fall 2017 and traveled with the team to Rwanda. The following is an anecdote from her experience: When I would tell people that I was going to Rwanda on an implementation trip for SolarSPELL, their expression would […]

Vanuatu Travel Post: Field Report fro...

Chloe, an undergraduate student from ASU’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions, joined the SolarSPELL project this year and traveled with the team to Vanuatu. The following is an anecdote from her experience: It was our first full day on Malekula Island and we were going to visit three Peace Corps volunteer sites on the Island. The […]

Micronesia Peace Corps SolarSPELL Pro...

The US Peace Corps in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) hosted the SolarSPELL team for a second year as the team carried out a workshop with this year’s incoming class of Peace Corps volunteers. The training took place in Pohnpei in July, 2016. Laura Hosman and Bruce Baikie led the training, which included an […]

Second Training with Peace Corps Volu...

Second Training with Peace Corps Volunteers in Samoa: Upolu Island

The SolarSPELL team held the second of two trainings with Peace Corps volunteers in Samoa in mid-June, 2016, on Upolu Island. The SPELL team was appreciative of the opportunity to get to know the volunteers here before the training started; another welcoming and informative group! They had already heard about the SPELL from their fellow […]