Stories by Selena Garrahan

7 reading moments captured in 2018

December 19, 2018 By

worldreader reading moment

Throughout the year, we’re lucky to collect pictures from around the world that capture a moment in time when reading is touching people’s lives: whether it’s bringing them together, lifting them up, or simply making them feel alive. Here are some of our favorite reading moments of 2018: 1. A young girl stops by a … Continue Reading →

The Digital Reading Summit is Back!

April 6, 2016 By

Worldreader Digital Reading Summit

Today kicks off our 2016 Digital Reading Summit in Africa. Leaders and thinkers who believe in the power of digital reading to improve lives are convening in Accra, Ghana on April 6th and 7th and in Nairobi, Kenya on April 12th and 13th of April.   We live in an increasingly connected world where digital … Continue Reading →

The Zika Virus: E-books to Spread Awareness

March 1, 2016 By

zika virus book series on worldreader mobile library

As it continues to spread, the Zika virus is increasingly becoming a cause for serious concern. It has now spread to more than 30 countries and, with no cure or vaccine available, the World Health Organization recently declared the virus to be a public health emergency of international concern. The outbreak has been extremely hard … Continue Reading →

The Glomo Awards: We Won!

February 24, 2016 By

worldreader and opera accept their award for best mobile app in education at the glomo awards

GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards, or Glomo Awards, provide one of the world’s biggest stages for showcasing innovation and greatness in the mobile industry. The awards take place annually and winners are revealed during the Mobile World Congress. This year, the event saw more than 930 entrants – one of them being ours with our partner … Continue Reading →

A Revolutionary Way to Empower Girls

February 5, 2016 By

Students and teachers in Tanzania receive their new e-readers

An educated girl is an unstoppable force. She possesses knowledge and skills, increasing her self-reliance and resilience in the world. An educated girl is confident. She holds the power to stand up and become a leader, inspiring and educating other women and girls, creating an incredible multiplier effect. This is a basic truth. And one … Continue Reading →

New Hesperian Health Guides for Africa

December 14, 2015 By

Hesperian donates health manuels to Worldreader for families in Africa

Millions of people die every year of the most preventable diseases and common illnesses. This horrible reality is due to the lack of basic medical information available worldwide. In many parts of the world, health resources are only as good as the outdated books and government flyers that circulate through the community and more likely … Continue Reading →