Fiji

Education Sector

In July of 2018, the SolarSPELL team launched a pilot phase in Fiji, equipping Peace Corps volunteers and local teachers, across four schools, with SolarSPELL digital libraries. The team returned in August 2019 for a training with volunteers and local teachers from 15 schools, as well as with Fijian librarians. The SolarSPELL research team traveled to Vanua Levu in Feb, 2020 to conduct an impact evaluation at schools that had received training on the SolarSPELL 6 months prior. The team has continued to be impressed by the level of importance Fijians place on addressing climate change, and how widespread the knowledge is of this problem. Fiji Peace Corps volunteers work in the Youth Development sector.

30
Total number of SolarSPELL libraries deployed
57
Total number of people trained

Working With

  • Peace Corps Fiji

Dates

  • July 2018
  • August 2019
  • February 2020

Photos from the Field

Testimonials

Blog

Arizona State UniversityBlogFijiPacific IslandsPeace CorpsTeacher Training
April 30, 2020

Fiji SolarSPELL Schools Visit Feb 2020: Vanua Levu

In February 2020, the SolarSPELL team traveled to Fiji to carry out…
Arizona State UniversityField ReportsFijiSolar Digital Library
November 22, 2019

Fiji Travel Post: Field Report from Martin

Despite coming from a country with a long Pacific coastline, I had…
Arizona State UniversityField ReportsFijiIn the FieldPacific IslandsSolar Digital Library
November 20, 2019

Fiji Travel Post: Field Update from Sara

In August of 2019, the SolarSPELL team traveled to Fiji to train…