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Learnings From Libraries: Our Midterm LEAP Report

September 29, 2014 By

Kakamega Library3

At Worldreader, our staff is full of avid library fans. Many of us spent our childhood days in local libraries, thumbing through well-worn pages of soon-to-be favorite books, searching through card catalogs to find the newest installments of The Boxcar Children or Sweet Valley High. Some of us even remember how the Dewey Decimal system … 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 →

30,000 New E-Books in Ghana’s Volta Region

June 30, 2014 By

PoP giving ereader

Last week we delivered 10,000 life-changing e-books to the North Region of Ghana and today we’re happy to share that another community in Ghana-in the Volta Region-is empowered with e-books. Joseph Botwey and Samuel Alomenu give you their perspective once again on how the launch went! Through a collaboration with Pencils of Promise (PoP), 300 … Continue Reading →

Ghana’s North Region Gets 10,000 Life-Changing E-Books

June 13, 2014 By

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Joseph Botwey is our Partnership Development Manager and Samuel Alomenu is our Assistant Business Development Manager and part of their job is to help launch e-reader programs in schools all over Ghana. They’ve been in the field this last week implementing e-reader programs with partnering organizations and therefore delivering thousands of e-books to children and … Continue Reading →

5 Million People Reading. What It Takes.

May 22, 2014 By

Lila Tretikov with David Risher

Way back at the beginning of Worldreader, my friend Mike Sundermeyer told me a story about commitment that goes like this: A pig and a chicken were walking down the road. They passed a church and notice that a potluck charity breakfast was under way. Inspired to help, the pig suggested to the chicken that they … 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 →