SolarSPELL is a portable, solar-powered educational learning library that is becoming an educational “game changer” in remote areas where no internet or reliable electric power exists. In July, 2018, Rumbek Secondary school reported that students were using the SolarSPELL library lab on a daily basis, while teachers were using the library 2-3 times per week.

Recent Progress

How It Works

At Empower Kids, every initiative meets an important need for those living in South Sudan.

  • What it is

    SolarSPELL is a very light & rugged portable digital library. One side of the SolarSPELL unit is a solar panel — which supplies 12v of electricity to a storage battery (inside) that powers a server (inside). With SD cards inserted into the server, this device becomes a WiFi “hot spot”, able to transmit up to 50 meters and connect with up to 20 laptops or tablets.

  • Why it's important

    SolarSPELL allows us to engage with schools and students who are situated in remote areas where no electric power or internet exists. The SD cards can be loaded with whatever educational content the school wishes.

  • What next

    Following our initial tests in South Sudan, and working with the Ministry of Education, we hope to “roll-out” SolarSPELL units to as many schools as quickly as funding allows.

Your Support Matters

With your financial support, we can work together to empower a new generation of South Sudanese people — in an effort to establish a much higher level of knowledge as they rebuild their country. 100 cents of every dollar you provide goes directly to our initiatives.