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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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: 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 […]

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 […]