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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 →

E-Book Love at Our Newest School in Uganda

November 5, 2013 By

Students exploring their e-readers during the Bubaare Senior Secondary School launch

It’s been a busy few weeks for Worldreader. We’ve been expanding our reach in several countries, including Kenya, Malawi and Uganda.  Today, we welcome the Bubaare Senior Secondary School in Kampala, Uganda into the Worldreader family. The school started in 1983 as private secondary school founded by the Church of Uganda’s Diocese of Kigezi, with a handful … Continue Reading →

Books for All Expanding Thanks to a Partnership with Books for Africa

July 16, 2013 By

Worldreader & Books for Africa

We’re thrilled to announce that Books For Africa, a leading non-profit shipper of books, has joined forces with Worldreader to send e-books and e-readers to schools and students across Africa in the coming months. Worldreader’s strength in providing life-changing e-books and e-readers for schools in Africa combined with Books For Africa’s impressive distribution network across the continent will … Continue Reading →

Decreasing Our Breakage Rate

June 8, 2012 By

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Written by the Worldreader Research & Operations Team In his book The Fifth Discipline, MIT Professor Peter Senge defines a learning organization as a place “where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where … Continue Reading →

People Reading More Digital Books on E-readers, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Surveys Find

April 5, 2012 By

By Michael Smith A few weeks ago, Pearson Foundation released survey results showing a growing love of digital reading among U.S. high school seniors and college students. The Pearson Foundation Survey on Students and Tablets draws three conclusions: • E-reading devices (tablets) are on a drastic rise among students; • Students believe that e-reading devices help them in school, … Continue Reading →

Sara’s Aha! Moments

May 20, 2011 By

  Sara Rhyne stands at the doorway of the Ntimigom School in Kenya. From the top of the hill, she glances out at the wide-open spaces, and watches life – and cows – pass by. Inside the low-lit classroom, under a dusty chalkboard, a group of 14 teachers involved in The Kilgoris Project fire up … Continue Reading →

On Reading and Revolutions

February 11, 2011 By

It’s anyone’s guess if the events leading to Mubarak’s resignation would have happened without Facebook and Twitter.  Having visited Egypt myself last year, I can say that there’s been a tremendous amount of frustration and anger building up for years against the President and his policies.  And as many have noted, if the Egyptian people hadn’t … Continue Reading →