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Worldreader Launches with Opera

Our new partnership with Opera Software means that 9 million people across Africa are now able to read books on their mobile phones.

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From The Field

Sarah Obama Library Goes Digital With Worldreader

June 15, 2015 By

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President Barack Obama believes that every child has the right to education. He also believes that every child deserves the chance to learn and thrive in an environment that is enriched by the latest technology. That’s why in April 2015, President Obama launched a national program to help low-income kids access $250 million worth of … Continue Reading →

News

Partnerships

You Won’t Believe This 8 Year Old

July 1, 2015 By

Kenya's youngest author, Ngure, does a speach at the launch of his book Out of the Box

Out of the Box was written by Kenya’s youngest author, Ngure Matu Ndiritu. The book was published in 2014 when Ngure was just eight years old; he’s been writing stories since he was five. A young man with a boldness that is hard to miss when he shares his future plans: “I’m not wasting time, … Continue Reading →

Research

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 →