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Learnings From Libraries: Our Midterm LEAP Report

September 29, 2014 By

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At Worldreader, our staff is full of avid library fans. Many of us spent our childhood days in local libraries, thumbing through well-worn pages of soon-to-be favorite books, searching through card catalogs to find the newest installments of The Boxcar Children or Sweet Valley High. Some of us even remember how the Dewey Decimal system … Continue Reading →

Worldreader partners with the Cisco Foundation to bring 10,000 pieces of STEM content to 2 million readers

September 5, 2014 By

William Kamkwamba

When Malawian-born William Kamkwamba found a library book called Using Energy, he used it to help him build a fully functional windmill. He was only 14. It generated enough energy to reliably power four lights and two radios in his family’s home. William became an international hero. There is a broader narrative into which William’s … Continue Reading →

30,000 New E-Books in Ghana’s Volta Region

June 30, 2014 By

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Last week we delivered 10,000 life-changing e-books to the North Region of Ghana and today we’re happy to share that another community in Ghana-in the Volta Region-is empowered with e-books. Joseph Botwey and Samuel Alomenu give you their perspective once again on how the launch went! Through a collaboration with Pencils of Promise (PoP), 300 … Continue Reading →

Worldreader Hosts its First Annual Community Conferences

May 2, 2014 By

Community Conference Nairobi Group

Speaking to an energetic room full of key partners, Worldreader’s Kenya Operations Manager, Joan Mwachi-Amolo, closed our first annual Community Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, with this final remark: “each one of us here has the power to impact the life of a child out there.” Worldreader hosted its first annual Community Conferences in Nairobi, Kenya … Continue Reading →

South Africa Makes An Impact Through Digital Publishing

March 10, 2014 By

Big Bug

By Dana Swenson Worldreader would like to give a warm welcome to a new set of independent publishing houses from South Africa who are breaking the mold and diving into the world of digital publishing. Obstacles such as a lack of financial sustainability and low literacy levels throughout South Africa have made it impossible for … Continue Reading →

30,000 E-Books Where You’d Least Expect Them: UNHCR Refugee Settlements

February 26, 2014 By

Books and Reading in Tanzanian Refugee Camps

Stories about refugee camps these days are synonymous with poverty, lack of opportunity and even terrorism. But not today. We’re thrilled to share with you something positive and transformative about two refugee settlements in Western Tanzania. Thanks to a partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 30,000 life-changing international and African e-books have been delivered … Continue Reading →

The School in Kenya with 49,000 E-Books: A New Program

December 4, 2013 By

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Two weeks ago, something pretty exciting happened in the world of education! With the Society of Jesus in Eastern Africa, Worldreader launched the largest single deployment of e-readers (EVER!) at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School in Nairobi, Kenya. The impact? Besides St. Al’s being the 27th school in Kenya to implement our e-reader program, 49,000 African … Continue Reading →

Working with The Girl Who Demanded Education

November 14, 2013 By

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By Sharon Langevin Kakenya Ntaiya grew up in a community where most girls do not get a chance to complete their education. In her powerful talk at a TEDx event, she talks about her experience growing up in the Maasai village of Enoosaen, Kenya. As a young girl, she fought to stay in school so … Continue Reading →