2017 Annual report

At Worldreader, we combine digital technology with relevant content, strong partnerships and smart programing to create a world of readers. Read the letter from our co-founders

Here’s a look at the impact we had in 2017.

Impact

Growing readers around the world

2,967,830 people

read from the
Worldreader library

50 countries

impacted
by our programs

29,603,805 hours

spent reading on
mobile phones and e-readers

Supporting readers at every stage of life

Pre-Reading program

155,296 Households

reached

School Reading program

79,302 Students

reached

Library Reading program

92,400 Readers

reached

Lifelong Reading program

2,796,128 Readers

reached

Pre-Reading program

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School Reading program

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Library Reading program

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Lifelong Reading program

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Enriching our library with local books

40,000±
Digital
Books

provided to our readers around the globe thanks to our publishing partners

A women’s
empowerment
collection

launched to reflect the needs and interests of women and girls in Kenya

107 new
Arabic
books

added to our library as part of our Worldreader Kids project
in Jordan

Featured Projects

Promoting parents as first teachers

Featured Partners:

Fostering reading in 338 schools

Featured Partners:

Transforming libraries in Kenya

Featured Partners:

Promoting gender equality through reading

Featured Partners:

A look into the future

Here are just a few of the projects that Worldreader will be focusing on in the near future.

Promoting parents as first teachers

In 2017, thousands of parents in India adopted digital reading for themselves and their children and became reading evangelists in their communities thanks to Read to Kids India.

Fostering reading in 396 schools

In 2017, Pam Fleischer sponsored a BLUE Box at Suhum M/A Experimental Primary, giving all students at the school daily access to life-changing digital reading.

Transforming libraries in Kenya

In 2017, the Kenya National Library Service successfully brought digital reading to all 61 public libraries in Kenya.

Promoting gender

In 2017, we conducted research in Kenya that will serve to establish our strategy to get more women reading life-changing books on their mobile phones.

Financials

Driving sustainability

$6.2 Million

contributions

$2.1 Million

in-kind donations

$2.42

cost per reader

Thank you for all your support in 2017 and for helping the world read.