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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 →

Worldreader Mobile: More Than 500,000 Readers Globally

April 9, 2013 By

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Worldreader has gone global! We happily announce today that we are reaching more than 500,000 avid readers a month on a device that’s already in their pockets: their phone. That’s right! A half million people per month worldwide are accessing and reading story books, textbooks, award winning short stories, novels and vital health information on Worldreader … Continue Reading →

One Partner’s Impact: Inspire Kids and Keep Kindles Safe

March 18, 2013 By

Kids love their cases and e-readers. Joseph Botwey, Worldreader's operations manager in Ghana, shows off how one student made them her own.

By Tina Tam One of my first memories of a Worldreader project was when I assisted our Ghana Operations Manager Joseph in the iREAD classrooms two years ago. Cheerful students lined up to show us their e-readers for an inventory check. I was impressed by not only the children’s proficiencies with their e-readers, but also … Continue Reading →

Engendering the Reading Culture

September 26, 2012 By

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By Samuel Alomenu Creating an environment that fosters the reading habit and gives children an opportunity to explore the endless world of learning are prerequisites to developing a reading culture. That’s why we continued our summer reading program again this year. Since the students were going to have about 45 days off from school, we … Continue Reading →

Decreasing Our Breakage Rate

June 8, 2012 By


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 →

Believe It or Not? Yes, Believe It!

April 25, 2012 By

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By Michael Smith I was at the London Book Fair last week where I met so many great publishers. In sharing our story about bringing exciting e-books to children in Africa, one publisher “believed” they could make a difference. Without hesitation, we set a goal to celebrate World Book Day (April 23) together by forging … Continue Reading →