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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 →

South Africa Makes An Impact Through Digital Publishing

March 10, 2014 By

Big Bug

Worldreader would like to give a warm welcome to a new set of independent publishing houses from South Africa who are breaking the mold and diving into the world of digital publishing. Obstacles such as a lack of financial sustainability and low literacy levels throughout South Africa have made it impossible for their books to … 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 →

The School in Kenya with 49,000 E-Books: A New Program

December 4, 2013 By

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Two weeks ago, something pretty exciting happened in the world of education! With the Society of Jesus in Eastern Africa, Worldreader launched the largest single deployment of e-readers (EVER!) at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School in Nairobi, Kenya. The impact? Besides St. Al’s being the 27th school in Kenya to implement our e-reader program, 49,000 African … Continue Reading →