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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.

Top books read by Worldreaders in 2019
Discovering the books that keep people reading At the start of every year, we take a moment to look back at the books that were most popular amongst our readers in the previous year. It’s a great way to get to know our readers even better – who they are, where their interests lie, what … Continue Reading →
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7 books you’ll love this Winter – and one you’ll love next Spring
This is a time of year when I’m looking to wind down, while also gaining  renewed energy and fresh perspectives for the year ahead. Last year during the holidays, my family and I made a pact: we’d put our cell phones away for 23 hours and re-purpose that time for other pursuits: chatting with each … Continue Reading →
Ending Learning Poverty: How Worldreader is making a difference

Ending Learning Poverty: What will it take? The World Bank estimates that 53 percent of children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read by the end of primary school.  This learning crisis, also referred to as learning poverty, seriously undermines sustainable growth and poverty reduction.  In order to explore sustainable solutions that tackle this problem, … Continue Reading →

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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 →

You can change lives with digital reading.