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Milestone: Over 1 Million Hours Of Mobile Reading

It’s incredible to think that this happened in parts of the world where paper books are scarce.

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From The Field

10,000 E-Books for AIDS Orphans in Uganda

August 4, 2014 By

Nyaka New

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Nyaka Aids Orphans Project (NAOP), a Segal Family Foundation partner that works to alleviate poverty, hunger, and lack of access to healthcare and education for nearly 600 orphans living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Between July 18-22, two schools in the rural communities of Nyaka and Kutamba each … Continue Reading →

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Over 1 million hours of mobile reading in 2014

December 1, 2014 By

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If you think people in the developing world don’t read on their mobile phones, think again. This year alone, people across Africa and Asia have spent 1,028,109 hours reading on Worldreader Mobile. That’s a whopping 42,838 days and a mind-blowing 117 years! Our readers have used their phone to devour a range of reading materials including … Continue Reading →

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New Study Shows E-readers Help Children Learn to Read

November 24, 2014 By

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For the last two years, we’ve been running a rigorous study called iREAD 2, examining the impact of Worldreader’s e-reader program on students in Ghana. Today, we are excited to announce the final results of that study. Literacy is a foundational skill that sets up children for lifelong success. Unfortunately, few children in sub-Saharan Africa … Continue Reading →