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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 […]

SolarSPELL Second BMET Library Traini...

On June 15th, we had an amazing training with Engineering World Health Tanzania Summer Institute participants. In total, 23 people were trained on SolarSPELL for BMETs. These participants were from 8 different countries, including the US, Canada, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, South Korea, Yemen, and Uganda. These participants will be entering into 11 different hospitals in […]

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 […]

SolarSPELL Intern Field Report from A...

Audrey is a Bridge2Rwanda Scholar who interned for the SolarSPELL BMET project. During her internship, she interviewed BMETs across Rwanda, assisted with the development of the BMET library, and trained volunteers from Engineering World Health’s Summer Institute. The following is an excerpt from her experience: For the last three months, I have been working with […]

SolarSPELL First BMET Training in Rwa...

The SolarSPELL for BMETs library kicked off its first training in Rwanda on June 8th with Engineering World Health Summer Institute participants. These students receive one month of intensive language, technical training and practical work, and then are placed in hospitals throughout Rwanda to help local biomedical engineering technicians fix medical equipment. The SolarSPELL offers […]

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 […]