Transcript “Worldreader Ghana Pilot” Video
There are 796 million people in the world who don’t know how to read. Most children in Africa never own a book.
Kade, Ghana. Eric Tetteh Teaches without e-readers.
“Students who don’t have the e-readers, they barely have something to read. They likely don’t have anything because their textbooks are collected from them and kept in the school so that’s a big difference.
Mohammed Aminu teaches with e-readers.
“The library period is always wasted because we don’t have books to read. The school has textbooks for both A and B. And we have a class of 74 in A alone. So they have to share the books. That is maybe 3 is to 1 or 2 is to 1.”
“If you don’t have the book, join your friend who has one. All right? “
(Children) “Yes sir.”
The shortage of books in Africa has a solution. Worldreader is working to bring each child a library, replacing this school’s ratio of 1 book per 3 children with 3,500 e-books per child.
(Teacher) “Now we have storybooks on the e-reader. The ability of the children to read more, also to read ahead, the ability has increased. It has gone high!
(Eric Tetteh, Teacher) “If I have the e-readers in my class my teaching would be very, very, very exciting!
Having books changes everything.
(Student) With this e-reader it’s going to help me acquire more knowledge. And also knowledge is power. I like this e-reader.
(Mohammed Aminu, Teacher) “If we should have e-readers, the kids would have the books at hand. With a library in their hands everywhere they go, they read. The school would be flooded with kids if that should happen.”
500 students have e-readers. Millions to go. Donate. www.Worldreader.org/donate