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Sarah Obama Library Goes Digital With Worldreader

June 15, 2015 By

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President Barack Obama believes that every child has the right to education. He also believes that every child deserves the chance to learn and thrive in an environment that is enriched by the latest technology. That’s why in April 2015, President Obama launched a national program to help low-income kids access $250 million worth of … Continue Reading →

Girls Empowered By E-Books In One Of Africa’s Largest Slums

May 29, 2015 By

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Since 2010, Worldreader launched 92 digital reading initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of these projects have been launched in partnership with other nonprofits or organizations making a lasting change in their communities. One new digital reading initiative with the Kibera School for Girls (KSG), still has us reeling with excitement. Odede and his dream Kennedy … Continue Reading →

African Digital Reading Summits: a Success!

May 8, 2015 By

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“Immerse Yourself In the Digital Era” was the driving theme of our Digital Reading Summits in Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana last month. Collectively, 300 representatives from 10 countries across sub-Saharan Africa convened to discuss the impact of digital reading and the opportunities it represents to readers everywhere. The participants spanned across the public, private, … Continue Reading →

Find us at CIES 2015!

March 10, 2015 By

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  Worldreader is pleased to be at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual conference in Washington, D.C. from March 8 – 13, 2015. With the theme of “Ubuntu: Imagining A Humanist Education Globally,” preeminent academics and professionals will convene to deepen our understanding of educational issues, trends and policies through comparative, cross-cultural and … Continue Reading →

How Books Empower Women

March 6, 2015 By

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International Women’s Day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the economic, political and social achievements of women, and to look towards a future where gender equality is the norm across the globe. A key part of ensuring this equality is guaranteeing girls’ and women’s access to education. This is not just a basic … Continue Reading →

Introducing the Worldreader Book Club

December 22, 2014 By

I joined Worldreader earlier this year after seeing the books in our library. Getting kids in Ghana books FROM Ghana was something that I could not get behind enough. Sure it’s great to get books into the hands of kids, but it’s what’s in those books that is so monumentally important, and I should know: … Continue Reading →

2014 Tech Awards: We Won The Microsoft Education Award

November 27, 2014 By

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Anyone who’s seen Worldreader’s headquarters here in San Francisco understands that our organization knows how to do a lot with a little. Words like “austere” and “spartan” and “converted old garage space” often come up when describing our digs. So, a few weeks ago, I was thrilled to deliver a new addition into the office that … Continue Reading →

Worldreader 2013 Annual Report Now Live!

June 19, 2014 By

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A lot happened at Worldreader in 2013 so we put some extra effort and time in preparing our Annual Report. It’s a bit late, we know, but we’ve been holding it for the completion of our first-ever financial audit, which we’ve passed with flying colors. 2013 was full of milestones, lessons and achievements as we … Continue Reading →

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