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We don’t stop until we get people reading.

Digital reading has the power to reach billions. It also has the power to inspire. We work with parents, teachers and librarians to foster reading cultures.

We empower readers at every stage of life

We join forces with partners to make a bigger difference

We work across sectors to catalyze systems change: testing bold new models, building the evidence for impact, supporting partners to integrate digital reading into their work, and then scaling to the next level.

We deliver high quality, engaging and relevant content

Readers everywhere connect with stories they can see themselves in. We nurture the development of local publishing industries to support strong reading ecosystems.

And it’s working

We’re helping people read well, read more and develop a love for reading. Each step of the way we’re experimenting, iterating and following the data to amplify our impact.

The Impact of Digital Reading in Nairobi, Kenya

From May 6th to 9th, members of Worldreader’s global boards and invited guests visited Nairobi, Kenya to see first-hand the power of digital reading in underserved communities. Take a look at the impact.

Harnessing the Power of Digital Reading to Overcome Development Challenges in Kenya

The 2019 Global Digital Reading Summit Worldreader’s 2019 Global Digital Reading Summit was a huge success thanks to all who participated, from the esteemed speakers and delegates, to Worldreader’s global board members and generous volunteers. Nearly 150 invited participants from across sectors in Kenya and around the world filled the conference room at the Crowne … Continue Reading →

7 books that inspire empathy in children

Empathy is the ability to understand and experience the feelings of others, and to respond in helpful ways. It’s one of the most important life skills that parents can teach their children. You may be surprised to learn that empathy isn’t an inborn trait, but rather one that must be learned – preferably during early childhood. But it … Continue Reading →

Leveraging digital reading to help children learn in their mother tongue

How do you say ‘education for all’ in your mother language? Today, on Mother Language Day, we celebrate the invaluable role that mother-tongue language plays in ensuring that everyone across the globe has access to quality learning. Worldreader’s LOCAL project, which will bring local-language books to 20 libraries across Uganda and Zambia, aims to contribute … Continue Reading →

You can change lives with digital reading.