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The SolarSPELL initiative serves schools and communities around the world that often lack libraries, electricity, and internet access. We empower communities by providing a relevant, education-focused, offline digital library without the need for costly, long-term infrastructure improvements — and match the technology with locally-based trainers who can support the necessary development of internet-ready skills. The SolarSPELL device generates its own WiFi hotspot to which any WiFi-capable device can connect and freely surf the library's expansive, yet localized, open-access content.
Student success is central to our mission, both around the world and at Arizona State University. In all aspects of the SolarSPELL initiative, we provide ASU students with opportunities to engage globally, behave entrepreneurially, carry out real-world work with purpose and impact, and transform society.
Learn more at solarspell.org
I am very grateful for the experience and opportunity to work with SolarSPELL in Vanuatu. I really gained a lot of insight and knowledge into how to implement a project and the efforts SolarSPELL puts in to ensure sustainability. I saw firsthand the impact that SolarSPELL has in Vanuatu and the educational opportunities it brings to improve this wonderful country.— Alyssa Lehn, ASU DNP Student