The US Peace Corps office in Fiji was the first to invite the SolarSPELL team, based on a word-of-mouth recommendation from another Peace Corps office where the SolarSPELL libraries had been implemented.
Further, the office had a specific request for the libraries to be brought to Fiji–to provide actionable content regarding climate change, because the local Fijians are consistently requesting this knowledge. Thus, the team opted to launch in Fiji with a pilot level training at four schools, and to work closely with these four schools for six months, to make sure our content really hits the mark. We plan to return early next year (2019) for a training with a full cohort of volunteers and their local counterparts, and thus to introduce the SolarSPELL libraries to schools across Fiji. On a recent visit, the team found remarkable the level of importance placed on addressing climate change, and how widespread the knowledge is of this problem. Fiji Peace Corps volunteers work in the Youth Development sector.