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Worldreader Featured on United Nations TV

January 11, 2013 By

In the last few months, Worldreader made headlines in various newspapers, magazines and TV shows, and attracted interest from many other prominent international organizations. One of our favorite stories aired recently on the United Nations television network.

Ghana: An Education Revolution was televised on UNTV: 21st Century, a news magazine program distributed to about 50 international broadcasters and dedicated to telling “the world’s most underreported stories.” The reportage gives a sense of what life is like in Ghana for kids such as Gideon and the educational challenges the country faces.

“It’s not just about having time to attend school. It’s about having the resources. Provisions in the classrooms are often scarce. Two or three students often have to share one book. Most classrooms have only half the texts they need,” says Daljit Dhaliwal,┬áthe reporter in the video. “Despite all of this, Gideon says he won’t stop dreaming of his future.”

Gideon, a student in one of Worldreader’s programs, answers thoughtfully, “If I stop school, I don’t know what will happen to my life.”

Pull up a chair and take a look at the impact #booksforall is having on Gideon’s life and the revolution Kindles have sparked in Ghanaian schools and in other parts of Africa.

http://youtu.be/82xuTWgUVxA