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30,000 e-books, 3 communities

We partnered with Pencils of Promise to bring 3300 e-readers loaded with thousands of digital books to children and their families.

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From The Field

E-Books in a Kenyan Library Increase Patronage

July 17, 2014 By

Saide Library

SAIDE Community Library in Kenya is a shining example of how e-readers are impacting lives both in and out of the classroom. As a carefully selected library in Worldreader’s Project LEAP (Libraries, E-Reading, Activities, Partnership), which is funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, SAIDE Community Library has hosted e-readers for a mere three … Continue Reading →


Worldreader 2013 Annual Report Now Live!

June 19, 2014 By

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A lot happened at Worldreader in 2013 so we put some extra effort and time in preparing our Annual Report. It’s a bit late, we know, but we’ve been holding it for the completion of our first-ever financial audit, which we’ve passed with flying colors. 2013 was full of milestones, lessons and achievements as we … Continue Reading →


Humble Bundle Impacts Literacy in Ghanaian Schools

July 30, 2014 By

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Late in 2013, Humble Bundle came to us with some exciting news. They were set to sell a bundle of e-books and we were one of the benefitting charities. We were extremely flattered, but didn’t yet know exactly what to expect, partly because what they are doing is just so innovative. Humble Bundle assembles bundles … Continue Reading →