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Get the whole world reading.

People who read achieve better educational success, improve their earning potential, and lead healthier, happier lives. By joining forces with Worldreader as a partner or supporter, you can help readers across the Global South build a better world.

The need is urgent. The world is in the midst of a global learning crisis.

53 percent of children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read and understand a simple story by the end of primary school. As the leading digital reading specialist,
Worldreader works with partners to address this crisis by bringing digital
books to millions of children and youth.

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Enjoy the latest stories about readers and books, hear from experts in the sector, and learn more about the power of digital reading.

Help support readers across the Global South

Worldreader supports reading programs in five regions,
while readers across 47 countries benefit from our digital library. With your support or partnership, we can expand the reach.

Learn about the approach that gets results

Support readers around the world with solutions that combine books, technology, and programming.

Books

Technology

Programming

Children and youth benefit from a library of  thousands of high-quality, culturally relevant books that inspire and educate.

Trainings for schools, libraries, and families ensure that readers get the most out of reading programs. 

Whether it’s through e-readers, tablets, or mobile phones, readers benefit from a digital library on affordable, state-of-the-art devices.

Support children at school and home with BookSmart

The BookSmart reading solution brings the power and joy of reading to schools, educational programs, and homes.
BookSmart for schools includes a subscription to 150+ culturally relevant, curricularly aligned books. Running on full-color Android tablets, students will be engaged with content that supports lesson plans across a variety of subjects. But the learning doesn’t stop there. BookSmart for home gives parents and caregivers access to a library from their mobile phones, so they can support children’s learning outside of school.

Help support millions more readers

Everyone in the world deserves the power, opportunity, and joy that reading brings.
Whether you’re a partner, donor, or funder – we can do even more together.

15,442,654

cumulative readers

76

countries

52

languages in
our library

552

schools
reached

Join the world’s leading change-makers.
Partner with Worldreader today.

We partner with hundreds of publishers – from small local publishers to internationally renowned publishers – to bring the right library of books to readers.

We work closely with governments, nonprofits, and public and private schools to co-implement digital reading solutions that boost learning outcomes. 

We partner with some of the world’s leading corporate organizations who share our vision. Together, we reach more readers with better solutions every day. 

Foundations that support our work share our belief  that digital reading provides an accessible and cost-effective solution to getting more people reading. 

Donate and change a life >

Your donation will bring books to children and youth, so they can improve their futures. Your support will be felt for generations to come.