Look who’s joined the Worldreader fan club: FC Barcelona’s Alexandre Song! Today we’re excited to formally announce that the FCB midfielder will be a Worldreader Ambassador, helping us spread the #booksforall message and fight illiteracy worldwide. Twenty-six-year-old Alex grew up in Doulala, Cameroon. With his own journey taking him from humble beginnings in sub-Saharan Africa … Continue Reading →
The Girl Who Will Teach Tanzania to Read
In the verdant community of Arusha, Tanzania, something happened six months ago that changed 11-year-old Mery’s life forever.
Worldreader’s large-scale projects always involve considerable monitoring and evaluation to examine how e-readers and access to digital books help children read more and read better. Our latest work in Ghana takes this effort even further. In 2010 when we launched our first pilot program, iREAD, we focused on providing access to required curriculum textbooks, supplementary … Continue Reading →
By Periša Ražnatović There’s only one thing Worldreader loves as much as reading – and that’s learning about how we can get more people reading. While our e-reader program focuses on delivering e-books to students and schools, we knew there were other platforms — like low-end, feature phones — people in the developing world have … Continue Reading →
Big news: We’re now in Zimbabwe, too! This week we launched a new literacy program in Africa at a very special school in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city. Worldreader’s Nadja Borovac and Michael Smith were there to help with the teacher and student e-reader training. Here are a few excerpts from the field and how … Continue Reading →
By David Risher One question many nonprofits ask themselves is: To increase our impact, how much should we collaborate with governments? In many cases it’s a leading question: most of the areas that people like us hope to improve—health, societal wealth, education—are right in the middle of what governments should ensure for their citizens. So … Continue Reading →