About Us

Worldreader is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Barcelona, Accra, and Nairobi.


The purple church where Worldreader met leaders of its first community to receive e-readers.

From a locked library to people reading in 39 countries around the world in 4 years. Read our history so far.

David Risher

David Risher reads with a student in a Worldreader school program in Africa

Worldreader’s President is a lifelong reader and Amazon and Microsoft alumnus. Read more about David.


Have questions about our goals and methodologies? Check out our FAQ.

Meet the Team

The Worldreader team in San Francisco.

The Worldreader team is a diverse group of passionate professionals from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Learn more about our management, staff, collaborators, and volunteers.

Join the Team

Worldreader team members with founders David Risher and Colin McElwee in Barcelona.

We’re growing fast and have job and volunteer opportunities across a variety of disciplines. Browse our current job and volunteer opportunities.

Board Members

We thank these leaders who contribute their time, energy, enthusiasm and financial support as our Board. Learn more about our Board.


We publish our results and financial data online. Review our financials.

Media Room

We collect press stories, photos, videos, and other reports about our work online. Browse our photos, videos, annual reports, and archives.