Miftah is a teacher in Comoros, and an educator in every sense of the word. 

He has used the SolarSPELL digital library for a little over a year as a supplemental resource and uses it in a wide variety of ways to teach English. In his community, Miftah has opened an English language club and teaches classes to students from many regions around the world with varying levels of education, and has been teaching English for eight years. He teaches night classes in the city of Moroni at his English Club, where he trains around 50 adults between the ages of 25 and 35. Additionally, he spent three years investing time in teaching Peace Corps Trainees his local language of Shikomori.

He has told the SolarSPELL team that the new resources he is able to incorporate into his lesson plans from the SolarSPELL library have made him feel more prepared to be an effective teacher, and also created some on his own that will be added to our collection. 

“There are many resources that help me and the students, because I can have the students listen.” Miftah said. “I can download the content and play the audio for the students. Even though there is no internet and no data, we can still have listening exercises, because we have the conversations [from the SolarSPELL]. It’s very helpful.”

Miftah has not only provided English language learning resources from the SolarSPELL to his students and community entrepreneurs, he has also shared other content like agricultural resources with his brother, who is a local farmer. 

In his community, there is no brick and mortar library, so Miftah mentioned that the SolarSPELL serves as their library.

Jared, a Research Assistant for SolarSPELL.  has traveled to the field with the SolarSPELL team to assist with training and interviews While he was in Comoros, Jared got the chance to meet Miftah

He says, “This guy was so intelligent, he was so good at all of the languages spoken there: Arabic, French, Comorian, on top of his English skills. The guy’s a superstar. He does a lot of work with the Peace Corps, but what he does with the SolarSPELL is amazing. There’s an American Center where he does SolarSPELL teaching and he goes into his village a couple nights a week with people in his community that dropped out or are too old for school and uses the SolarSPELL to teach them. If you go into his classroom you would see a broken concrete hut with a dangling broken light bulb, and he’s in there a couple nights a week, just trying to help the people in his village get a little better educated. That really stood out for me.” 

Miftah works to empower the community through learning, and the SolarSPELL digital library provides resources so that he can serve his community in a more efficient way. We are grateful for Miftah and his belief in the SolarSPELL initiative to bring localized education to underserved areas around the world, like Comoros. He is truly a SolarSPELL champion.

4 Comments

  • Abdoul anziz Ali Said says:

    Hello There!

    First of all, i thank Mr. Miftah for spreading this offline digital library to our country, the people who created this technology without forgetting the people who assisted Mr. Misftah to get access to this technology.

    We all know that education is the key to success in life and more opportunities. I highly appreciate this technological improvement to our country and hope we will have more students getting access to that digital library.

    And finally, I would like to have more clarification about the following question:
    1- How can i have access to the education material in solarspell library in my smartphone or PC?

    I will very grateful for a positive feedback.

    Best regards!
    Abdoul anziz Ali,
    Monitoring and evaluation agent, at PREFER/Comore
    +269 349 25 11

  • Abdoul anziz Ali Said says:

    Another questions we would like to have more clarification are:
    1. How can the digital Library help Small scale Farmers improve on crop yield?
    2. what is so technical in solarspell to improve on crop yield, ensure food security and generate income among small scale farmers around the globe?

    Best regards,
    Abdoul anziz Ali

  • Abdoulatuf Soulé says:

    The SolarSPELL is full of resources.
    We would like such innovations to emerge day by day.
    I used the SolarSPELL for quite a while and had the honor of meeting the innovative team of this technology(2019, American Corner Comoros).
    It was a great pleasure to be able to discuss with them and share my expectations on a noble project such as SolarSPELL.
    I encourage my brother and friend Miftah and any other teacher who would like to improve his resources and teaching materials to use the variety of activities offered by the SolarSPELL.
    It would be also better to try to share any idea that could help to improve this project.

  • Faouz Fardani says:

    Miftah is one the young teachers who are active in the Comoros.
    I just congratulate him for that great initiative