WIU in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) implemented the Education for Humanity project: Powered by SolarSPELL. It was a 12 week pilot that aimed to provide optimal access to a quality tertiary education course to refugee, asylum seeker, displaced and host community learners.
The project targeted 25-30 learners in Nakivale Settlement of whom a percentage were members from the host communities. The project intended to create access to a tertiary education course (AGB250 Agribusiness: Economics of the Allocation of Resources) through an off-line Wi-Fi connection in a low resource area.
The pilot study assessed the effectiveness of the SolarSPELL technology to deliver an offline college-level course in an under-resourced setting, with the intent to increase access to tertiary education for refugee, displaced and marginalized learners in settlements in Uganda.