The Literacy LedgerReflections, findings, stories and the lowdown

Kenya Libraries Go Digital!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of LEAP 2.0, an initiative that will bring digital reading to all 61 public libraries in Kenya with the ultimate goal of improving access to books for students, librarians, teachers and patrons and positioning these libraries as major contributors to Kenya’s development.


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Students use World Reader e-readers at the Kisumu Public Library.

From The Field


Kenya Libraries Go Digital!

April 25, 2016 By


Today, and just in time for World Book Day, we’ve got big news to share about our work in libraries. We’re thrilled to announce the launch of LEAP 2.0 (Libraries, E-Reading, Activities, Partnerships) in partnership with Kenya National Library Service (knls). LEAP 2.0 will bring digital reading to all 61 public libraries in Kenya with … Continue Reading →


The Glomo Awards: We Won!

February 24, 2016 By

worldreader and opera accept their award for best mobile app in education at the glomo awards

GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards, or Glomo Awards, provide one of the world’s biggest stages for showcasing innovation and greatness in the mobile industry. The awards take place annually and winners are revealed during the Mobile World Congress. This year, the event saw more than 930 entrants – one of them being ours with our partner … Continue Reading →


Study Highlights How Mobile Reading Works for Girls

February 13, 2015 By

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We recently sat down with Ronda Zelezny-Green, a PhD student in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) at Royal Holloway, University of London, to discuss her recent study on Worldreader Mobile usage among a group of girls at a secondary school in Nairobi, Kenya. Her study examines the girls’ app usage in an effort … Continue Reading →