Solar Powered Educational Learning Library

Summer Travel Post: Field Report from...

  If someone told me a year ago I would be in a pacific island working with a Solar Powered Educational Learning Library, I would never have believed it. My name is Adriana Castillo and I am a transfer student to Arizona State from the University of Puerto Rico. Since hurricane Maria hit my island […]

Guest Blog Post: Peace Corps Voluntee...

Courtney, a Peace Corps Youth in Development Volunteer in Fiji, shares her experience of attending a SolarSPELL teacher training and the impact she anticipates the SolarSPELL digital library having on her school, one of the four pilot schools: This week I had the opportunity to travel from my island to the other side of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vanuatu Travel Posts: Field Report fr...

CJ, a Doctor of Nursing Practice student from ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation, joined the SolarSPELL team this year and traveled with the team to Vanuatu. Her applied doctoral project focused on helping address low back pain issues among Peace Corps volunteers and citizens of Vanuatu. The following are her travel posts: 12/8/2017 […]

ASU SolarSPELL Peace Corps training i...

ASU SolarSPELL Peace Corps training in Micronesia: Three Years in FSM!

The ASU SolarSPELL team traveled to Pohnpei, in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), in July 2017, to carry out a training on the solar digital libraries with a new cohort of Peace Corps volunteers. This training represents the third (annual) training with FSM volunteers, launching SolarSPELL’s third year of use in the field. This […]

ASU SolarSPELL Samoa Training with Pe...

ASU SolarSPELL Samoa Training with Peace Corps Volunteers and Local Teachers

The final highlight of the ASU SolarSPELL team’s time in Samoa was a two-day training with the Peace Corps volunteers and their local counterpart teachers. This was our team’s first opportunity to carry out a training with local teachers, and we are so grateful for the Samoa Peace Corps staff for suggesting it and then […]

ASU SolarSPELL Samoa Peace Corps Volu...

ASU SolarSPELL Samoa Peace Corps Volunteer Site Visits Part 2: Upolu Island

The ASU SolarSPELL Team’s second day of visiting Peace Corps volunteers’ sites took place on Upolu Island. We first visited Cynthia’s school, and got a tour of the school’s library. Once again, the ASU students got to spend some quality time with the primary-level students. We even got to demonstrate the SolarSPELL to these students, […]