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Modernizing African Libraries

We’ve partnered with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to start the first project of its kind using e-readers in libraries in the developing world.

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From The Field


30,000 E-Books Where You’d Least Expect Them: UNHCR Refugee Settlements

February 26, 2014 By

Books and Reading in Tanzanian Refugee Camps

Stories about refugee camps these days are synonymous with poverty, lack of opportunity and even terrorism. But not today. We’re thrilled to share with you something positive and transformative about two refugee settlements in Western Tanzania. Thanks to a partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 30,000 life-changing international and African e-books have been delivered … Continue Reading →


The Guardian asked and over 3,000 people gave!

April 8, 2014 By

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Our donors and supporters are everything to us. Without their help, none of what we do on a daily basis to eradicate illiteracy would be possible. In the case of The Guardian, over £38,000 of help for providing more books to children and families who need them the most, came last month! This gift arrived after … Continue Reading →