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 →
Joining Forces With The Girl Who Demanded Education
Kakenya Ntaiya founded an all girls school to end female circumcision in Maasai communities and provide girls with an opportunity to go to school. We’ve partnered with Kakenya to bring 5000 e-books to her girls.
By Sarah Jaffe We’ve seen reading levels of kids in our program steadily improve, but now we have even more proof. Since we started our efforts to make digital books available to millions of students in the developing world, Worldreader has been committed to rigorously measuring the impact of our programs and evaluating how e-readers … Continue Reading →
Imagine yourself encircled by 50 kids all eager to read, tugging your arms and shouting for a turn to read from your mobile phone, shouting “Mastera! Bros! Uoga! Give it to me, give it to me!” That’s what the scene looked like a few days ago in Abuja, Nigeria during the launch celebration of the … Continue Reading →
Books are liberating girls everywhere. Doris can vouch for that. Doris, a teenager living in Africa’s largest slum in the middle of Nairobi, Kenya, has the odds stacked against her. Both her parents have died, opportunities are limited and and her surroundings don’t prove to be the safest of places. But, she has learned … Continue Reading →
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 →