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Too Many Mexican Youth Don’t Read. We’re Doing Something About It.

When we look at why people aren’t reading in Mexico, more report that it’s for lack of interest than because they don’t know how. Research shows that reading on a mobile phone can transform negative attitudes towards reading. With this in mind, we’re launching avanzaLee, Worldreader’s first project aimed at using digital technology to strengthen a culture of reading in Latin America.

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From The Field

10 Lessons from the Digital Reading Summits

June 19, 2017 By

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A guest blog post by Alex Nderitu, the Deputy Secretary-General of PEN Kenya Centre, a poet, playwright and novelist. Alex was also an attendee at this year’s Digital Reading Summits. This year’s 4th Digital Reading Summits centered around The Power of Digital in Learning. Over 350 participants converged to talk about how communities are harnessing mobile … Continue Reading →



Pan-African Children’s Book Creation with Book Dash

May 3, 2017 By

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It’s 9am and the start of Book Dash in Johannesburg—a 12-hour marathon for 42 creative professionals, making 12 new story books. The titles are made available for free distribution, download, and translation under a Creative Commons license and will soon be available in the Worldreader library for readers across Africa and worldwide. Launched in 2014, … Continue Reading →



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