Solar Powered Educational Learning Library

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: 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...

Kristen, a graduate student of ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, joined the SolarSPELL team this year and recently returned from a trip to Vanuatu. The following anecdote shares one meaningful experience on the trip: Throughout the time spent in Vanuatu, there were countless moments that left me feeling deeply grateful for […]

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 […]

SolarSPELL Project Honored with PLuS ...

Dr. Laura Hosman received the PLuS Alliance Prize for Education Innovation at an awards ceremony held at Bush House, of King’s College London, on Sep. 3 2017. The PLuS Alliance Prize recognizes outstanding innovation contributions by individuals or groups in addressing the greatest global challenges facing society today. The PLuS Alliance Prize was established in […]

SolarSPELL goes to the Capitol! (in P...

The ASU alumni association played host to ASU Day at the Capitol on February 21, 2017, and SolarSPELL had the opportunity to spread the word about our solar digital library to lawmakers, interested citizens, and ASU alums. It’s always exciting when Sparky shows up! The SolarSPELL team had the opportunity to demonstrate how the SolarSPELL […]

Tonga Peace Corps embraces the SolarS...

Tonga Peace Corps embraces the SolarSPELL digital library

A team of students and faculty from Arizona State University (ASU) traveled to Tonga the second week of December 2016 to deliver their portable ruggedized solar-powered digital library for use in schools and communities across Tonga. The SPELL, or Solar Powered Educational Learning Library, is self- (solar) powered and generates an offline WiFi hotspot that […]