Stories by Nadja Borovac

Worldreader Wins USAID Grand Challenge Award

September 7, 2012 By

  Great news! We got word today that we won the “All Children Reading: Grand Challenge for Development” Award. The grant, which will be for up to $300,000, allows us to build on our previous work in Ghana; provide additional books and educational materials in local Ghanaian language and English; expand after-school reading activities, and, of … Continue Reading →

Writers Changing Lives: A Chat with Hermés Piqué

June 7, 2012 By

By Jennifer Baljko Kids love books. They love games, too. And they love books that feel like games, and games that feel like books. First-hand feedback from teachers and students in our programs in Africa prove that last statement true. Things like flash cards, spelling quizzes, world maps and anything else that complements the learning … Continue Reading →

Another 204 E-readers Heading to Kenya

May 31, 2012 By

By Zev Lowe More good news coming out of Kenya: The Menara Primary School is getting another 204 e-readers, bringing the total number up to 250 so far. Our partners, Dr. Robert John Ouko Memorial Community Library and GordonFamily ConnectAfrica, are working on getting each of the 500 students at the school in Kenya’s Nyanza Province their … Continue Reading →

Seth Godin Donates His Books

April 30, 2012 By

  We’re on a roll, and we hope it doesn’t end any time soon. On Friday, after reading about our iREAD pilot program in a GigaOm article by Laura Hazard Owen, best-selling author Seth Godin threw his support behind us, commenting on GigaOm’s wall in a way only Seth could:   “When the marginal cost … Continue Reading →

Believe It or Not? Yes, Believe It!

April 25, 2012 By

By Michael Smith I was at the London Book Fair last week where I met so many great publishers. In sharing our story about bringing exciting e-books to children in Africa, one publisher “believed” they could make a difference. Without hesitation, we set a goal to celebrate World Book Day (April 23) together by forging … Continue Reading →

JOIN US: Celebrate World BOOK Day (April 23)

April 17, 2012 By

Capture Minds Growing Take Pictures of People Reading Instagram Them With #booksforall   Minds grow when people read books. This week, we have the perfect chance to celebrate our great unspoken hero: THE BOOK. From April 17 to April 23 (World Book Day), we want to see your pictures of the world reading. Take a … Continue Reading →

Writers Changing Lives: A Chat With Kofi Okyere

February 6, 2012 By

We started this series last spring to spotlight authors who believed in the same thing we do: Reading has the power to transform lives. Since then, we’ve been engaging with many authors and are happily surprised by their generosity and support. It’s great to see our author community expand, but often, too, we like to … Continue Reading →