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As we expand to schools and libraries throughout Africa with our BLUE Box programs and throughout the rest of the developing world with our mobile reading app, Worldreader Mobile, we’re collecting immensely valuable data on our programs. We analyze that data and publish the results regularly. Start by discovering the three areas where we’ve had the most impact.

Our Research Reports

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Project LEAP Final Report

April 2015

Libraries in Kenya using Worldreader e-readers with free ebooks saw monthly visits triple, revitalizing those libraries as hubs for information and knowledge.

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iREAD Study

Ghana iREAD Study 2012-2014: Final Evaluation

November 2014

Worldreader is improving reading in Africa. Early primary students read more and better after 18 months in an e-reader program, improving their literacy rates.

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Project LEAP Midterm Report

Project LEAP Midterm Report

September 2014

As many as 10,000 people have been impacted by Project LEAP (Libraries, E-Reading, Activities and Partnership). Free ebooks on e-readers in libraries is increasing reading in Africa.

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Project LEAP Baseline Report

Project LEAP: E-Readers in African Libraries with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

May 2014

The baseline report of Project LEAP (Libraries, e-Reading, Activities and Partnership) was led by Worldreader in 8 libraries in Kenya, and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. LEAP aims to improve reading in Africa.

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UNESCO Report: Reading in the Mobile Era

April 2014

Worldreader Mobile and its users were the subject of the first-ever study of mobile reading habits in the developing world. UNESCO surveyed 4,330 existing Worldreader Mobile users in 7 countries.

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Improving E-reader Durability

November 2013

Worldreader’s Kindles in schools loaded with free e-books are now more durable than ever. Reading in Africa is changing thanks to Worldreader.

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iREAD 2 Midterm Study Results: All Children Reading in Ghana

September 2013

With e-books on e-readers provided through Worldreader’s iREAD program, this report shows that primary students doubled their reading speed and comprehension, helping them read more and read better.

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iREAD 2 Baseline Report: All Children Reading

July 2013

iREAD 2 study started in January 2013 and aimed to improve literacy skills among Ghanaian primary students using Kindles in schools.

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Powering Reading Using Solar Charging Kindle Cases

May 2013

Some Worldreader literacy programs are located off the electric grid entirely. Worldreader is using solar power to solve this problem and provide access to digital books to all schools.

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iREAD Ghana Study: Final Evaluation Report

January 2012

USAID conducted an independent evaluation of Worldreader’s iREAD program in Ghana. The study shows that iREAD increased student literacy with improvements in oral reading fluency, reading comprehension, and positive reading habits.

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iREAD Vacation School Report: Facilitating access to books during school vacation

October 2011

Worldreader helped students read during their school break, by setting up the iREAD Vacation School. Students checked out e‐readers and read in the classroom. The high level of participation showed that iREAD is increasing reading in Africa.

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iREAD Progress Report: Student Training and Open Issues

December 2010

Worldreader provides Kindles in schools in Ghana through its iREAD program. E-readers and free e-books get kids to read more and become more literate.

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Project iREAD: Impact on Reading of E-Readers and Digital Content

October 2010

iREAD is Worldreader’s pilot e-reading study in Ghana. The pilot study aims to give Ghana public school students access to free ebooks using e-reader technology.

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E-Reader Trial Report: OrphanAid Africa School

March 2010

Worldreader launched the first e-reader project in Africa at OrphanAid Africa School in Ghana in 2010. This study evaluated the pilot program.

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Our Operations Reports

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Operations Report: January 2015

New e-reader project in Ghana and an update from Kenyan libraries with e-readers. Read our January Operations Report.

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Operations Report: October 2014

Operations Report: October 2014

Worldreader Ghana collaborates with communities to ensure self management and sustainability of e-reader programs.

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Operations Report: July 2014

Operations Report: July 2014

Stories from the field and 1,172,355 books delivered. Read our July 2014 Ops report to see updates on our achievements.

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Operations Report: July 2013

Operations Report: July 2013

Ghana project update and 662,008 books delivered. Read the July Ops report to see our achievements.

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Operations Report: February 2013

Operations Report: February 2013

Kenya project update and 441,159 books delivered. The February 2013 Ops report shows significant project growth for Worldreader.

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Operations Report: June 2012

Operations Report: June 2012

190,269 books delivered, a new classroom with e-readers in Ghana. Read our Ops report to see what we accomplished in June.

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