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E-Reader Programs

Our E-Reader Programs By the Numbers:

As of May 2015, we have shipped and delivered the following numbers of e-readers and books to 133 schools and libraries in Africa:

E-Readers
Shipped:

9,363

Books
Delivered:

1,383,682

Schools &
Libraries:

133

Types of E-Reader Programs:

Our school and library projects start with a BLUE Box. What’s a BLUE Box? A BLUE Box contains everything needed to bring digital reading to a school or library: e-readers, e-books, and Worldreader’s expertise. Find out more.

Individual

Individual programs use the BLUE Box for Schools, which allow students to have their own e-readers, allowing for maximum impact. In certain cases, schools permit students to take their e-readers home.

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Shared

Shared programs use the BLUE Box for Schools so that e-readers can be shared between students within classrooms and school libraries. This e-reader model increases student exposure and encourages group work.

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Community

Community programs use the BLUE Box for Libraries, which often serve community members of all ages, ranging from children to adults. Community programs can allow patrons to check out e-readers, if they please.

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Geographic Scope of Our E-Reader Programs:

Worldreader BLUE Box e-reader programs are currently being implemented in schools and libraries in the following countries:

West Africa:

Ghana

Nigeria

Sierra Leone

Southern Africa:

Malawi

South Africa

Zambia

Zimbabwe


Devices Deployed By Country:

We've got 9,363 e-readers in schools and libraries in 12 sub-Saharan African countries.

Books Delivered By Year:

2011 65,130 Books

2012 361,451 Books

2013 503,988 Books

2014 409,478 Books

2015 43,635 Books


Donors can bring digital books to a community in need:

Sponsor a School

Non-profits can order a BLUE Box for a school or library:

Order a BLUE Box


The Institutional Programs Team:

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    Joan

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    Dan

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    Beatrice

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    Tina

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    Martine

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    Kristina

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    Yolanda

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    Farah

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    Samuel

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    Natalie

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    Joseph

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    Neema

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    Muthoni

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    Laura

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    Ryan

The Institutional Programs team is responsible for getting digital books into schools and libraries in the developing world. We design Worldreader’s BLUE Box products, deliver them, ensure their implementation, and monitor their continued success.

Essential to this success is the involvement of the schools, libraries, and operational partners that utilize BLUE Box. The Institutional Programs team develops and maintains these essential partnerships while also continually innovating the suite of technologies that enhance Worldreader’s school and library e-reader projects.