Stories by Nadja Borovac

Close, But….

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So who won the Chase American Given Awards? We know that’s a question many of you have been asking the last couple of days. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Worldreader. More Than Me Foundation, which aims to get young girls off the street and into schools in Liberia, West Africa, took home the $1 million grand prize. … Continue Reading →

Chase American Giving Awards: What a Week!

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If you’ve been following Worldreader this week, you’ll know that we’ve pushing hard to win some of the $2 million that Chase Bank is offering via the American Giving Awards. (Of course, we’re aiming high and hope to win the $1 million grand prize, which would allow us to enter 20 new markets, works with … Continue Reading →

Urgent: Please Vote. We Need Your Help!

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Dear Friends, It’s time!  It’s the first day of voting for the Chase American Giving Awards. Worldreader is of one of the 25 nonprofits competing for a $1 million grant. We need your help in pulling this off. Please vote and forward this link —  http://vote4books.com/WR_Web — to your friends and family. Voting is open until Tues., Dec. … Continue Reading →

What’s an Education Worth?

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We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! If you’ve been following Worldreader for a while, you’ll know there’s one thing we give thanks for: the value of education.

What Are You Thankful For?

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It’s that time of the year in the United States when families and families gather and say “thank you.” Thanksgiving is also a time of reflection. It’s about taking a moment to appreciate how even the smallest thing – like a digital book and a Kindle – can have a profound influence and create a … Continue Reading →

Finding Inner Peace: The Power of Partnership

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By Elena Nikolova When I started working for Philips in 2003, during my induction session, I was told that we not only “make things better,” but that we also “do things better.” Many times, though, big companies everywhere get caught up in the “doing” and lose sight of the “making” part. Start-up companies, on the … Continue Reading →

Winners of the Worldreader Fall Kindle Giveaway

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The first-ever Worldreader Kindle Giveaway was a big success thanks to all of you! About 320 participants from all over the world not only entered the contest, but also shared the information with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter. We are also immensely grateful for Easypromo’s generousity and for allowing us to use the … Continue Reading →

Worldreader Gets Help From Logistics Leader DHL

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By Fatos Berisha At Worldreader there are many stories. One before my time is called the “Blue Truck.” On the back of the blue truck were the first 400 Kindles we shipped to Ghana. Volunteers took shifts guarding the truck overnight. The customs clearing form described the boxes carrying 400 “Candles” instead of Kindles. When … Continue Reading →

Day of the Girl: Honor Her. Motivate Her. Educate Her.

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Did you know that 122 million youth globally are illiterate, and young women account for nearly 61 percent of that population? Or that, on average, girls in sub-Saharan Africa receive only six to eight years of formal education? And, that education accounts for just 2 percent of humanitarian aid?*

The Heart of A Poet

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A few months ago, we learned that 17-year-old Okanta Kate, one of the students in Worldreader’s iREAD program in Ghana, wanted to become a famous writer when she grew up. Since all famous writers have to start somewhere, a blog seems as good a place as any to help Kate reach her goal. So, we … Continue Reading →

Engendering the Reading Culture

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By Samuel Alomenu Creating an environment that fosters the reading habit and gives children an opportunity to explore the endless world of learning are prerequisites to developing a reading culture. That’s why we continued our summer reading program again this year. Since the students were going to have about 45 days off from school, we … Continue Reading →