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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 →

Humble Bundle Impacts Literacy in Ghanaian Schools

July 30, 2014 By

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Late in 2013, Humble Bundle came to us with some exciting news. They were set to sell a bundle of e-books and we were one of the benefitting charities. We were extremely flattered, but didn’t yet know exactly what to expect, partly because what they are doing is just so innovative. Humble Bundle assembles bundles … Continue Reading →

E-Books in a Kenyan Library Increase Patronage

July 17, 2014 By

Saide Library

SAIDE Community Library in Kenya is a shining example of how e-readers are impacting lives both in and out of the classroom. As a carefully selected library in Worldreader’s Project LEAP (Libraries, E-Reading, Activities, Partnership), which is funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, SAIDE Community Library has hosted e-readers for a mere three … Continue Reading →

Worldreader Hosts its First Annual Community Conferences

May 2, 2014 By

Community Conference Nairobi Group

Speaking to an energetic room full of key partners, Worldreader’s Kenya Operations Manager, Joan Mwachi-Amolo, closed our first annual Community Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, with this final remark: “each one of us here has the power to impact the life of a child out there.” Worldreader hosted its first annual Community Conferences in Nairobi, Kenya … 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 →

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 →