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A Nigerian Girl Sparked Our Next Campaign

Nancy began reading our African books on her Nokia cell phone and spent 10 hours reading. Let’s get books to more girls like Nancy.

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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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How Nancy Sparked Our Next Campaign

August 22, 2014 By

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Meet Nancy- except you can’t put a face to her name.  She’s a 21-year-old girl living in Abia State, Nigeria. Nancy began reading our African books on her Nokia cell phone in May 2013 and that month she spent 10 hours reading. In June, Nancy read for over 40 hours on her phone. When asked, … Continue Reading →

Partnerships

Worldreader partners with the Cisco Foundation to bring 10,000 pieces of STEM content to 2 million readers

September 5, 2014 By

William Kamkwamba

When Malawian-born William Kamkwamba found a library book called Using Energy, he used it to help him build a fully functional windmill. He was only 14. It generated enough energy to reliably power four lights and two radios in his family’s home. William became an international hero. There is a broader narrative into which William’s … Continue Reading →

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