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We begin with access.
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.

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10 empowering books from our Inspire Us collection
All it takes is one story It was 2013. We were in the slums of Kenya checking in on an e-reader project we’d launched at the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy.  During our visit, we met a young girl named Dorice. Despite living in extremely difficult circumstances, Dorice had extraordinary optimism. She was determined to improve … Continue Reading →
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Promoting Gender Equality through Digital Reading
Over the past 50 years, great strides have been made in closing the gender gap.   But there is still a lot of work to be done. Take a look at some of these numbers: There are still over half a billion illiterate women in the world, accounting for two thirds of the world’s population of illiterate … Continue Reading →
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We’re launching our first-ever project in South America

Over the last few years, Worldreader has been looking into expanding our work to South America. The opportunity to help people read in this part of the world is great. But we didn’t rush in. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our work over the years, it’s that every country, every community, and every … Continue Reading →

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More than 1.6 million people read free online books with Opera Mini and Worldreader

We are thrilled to celebrate International Literacy Day 2019 by announcing that, so far in 2019, more than 1.6 million people have been reading online books in more than 52 languages with Opera Mini and Worldreader.  This marks a major success in our joint effort to bring free e-books to people around the world. In … Continue Reading →

You can change lives with digital reading.