In a SolarSPELL first, we hosted senior education officials from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria for a train-the-trainer at ASU’s Tempe campus in April 2023. Their team returned to NE Syria to pilot the library in three schools.
The NE Syria collection not only includes resources in Kurdish, Arabic and Syriac, but it also has an Arabic-language user interface with right-to-left orientation. It even features Kurdish-language Sesame Street videos, created for refugee children.
“It gives me much hope for the success of the program to see that it is truly by students for students.” Dilber YoussefDeputy Director, AANES Education and Training Authority
“It gives me much hope for the success of the program to see that it is truly by students for students.”
SolarSPELL (Solar Powered Educational Learning Library) is a student-centered initiative hosted at Arizona State University.
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