Stories by Susan Moody

How Nancy Sparked Our Next Campaign

August 22, 2014 By

Meet Nancy- except you can’t put a face to her name.  She’s a 21-year-old girl living in Abia State, Nigeria. Nancy began reading our African books on her Nokia cell phone in May 2013 and that month she spent 10 hours reading. In June, Nancy read for over 40 hours on her phone. When asked, … Continue Reading →

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Says “YES”!

October 16, 2013 By

Gates Foundation

Great news from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: we’re thrilled to announce an innovative pilot that will bring thousands of great e-books to African libraries! The Gates Foundation typically partners with governments in their global library work– this partnership is unique in that it’s the first-ever partnership with a social enterprise. With the Bill … Continue Reading →

The Girl Who Will Teach Tanzania to Read

May 14, 2013 By

By Susan Moody In the verdant community of Arusha, Tanzania, something happened six months ago that changed 11-year-old Mery’s life forever. Mery is in class five at the Upendo School, the historic spot where e-readers first entered a Tanzanian classroom. This past week, we were in her village for an e-reader launch at the nearby Nambala and … Continue Reading →

E-books for Twenty Schools in Kenya. Count ‘em: 20!

February 25, 2013 By

  What an incredible two weeks at Worldreader! We’ve got a new e-reader program in Ghana impacting 1800 children and families. We’ve also launched a new program in Nairobi, Kenya, changing the lives of 500 children. And today we’re thrilled to share with you that in partnership with the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International sponsored by USAID, we’ve … Continue Reading →

We Need You and You and You…

November 14, 2012 By

By Susan Moody We have great news today! Worldreader has been chosen as one of 25 charities to participate in the second annual American Giving Awards presented by Chase! This is a big deal for us. Why? It’s an opportunity for Worldreader to win up to $1 MILLION, and to increase “Books for all” awareness globally like … Continue Reading →

Girl Power: Worldreader and FC Barcelona Women’s Team

October 8, 2012 By

By Susan Moody In May, we launched a project that made us smile for weeks: With the support of FC Barcelona, we put images of our kids' heroes onto their Kindles and encouraged them to read more. I had the privilege of being in Ghana when the kids turned on their e-readers and saw personal messages from global soccer legends, like Messi.

Let’s Start a Million Books Movement

May 23, 2012 By

Sometimes, the biggest ideas come from the simplest, most everyday things, like watching kids play in a schoolyard. On my first trip to Africa with Worldreader, I noticed instantly how kids gravitated towards soccer and how, much like the kids at home, they used anything they could find – -a plastic bottle, crumpled paper, a … Continue Reading →

Good News From Uganda on World Book Day

April 23, 2012 By

Today is World Book Day, and what better way to celebrate it than to receive news like this? Worldreader recently got a note from Bernard Opio, project manager at the HUMBLE United Methodist school. We’re thrilled to see that only a few weeks after our launch there so much reading is happening! “I was very happy on … Continue Reading →

Having Books Changes Everything

September 29, 2011 By

Take a peek at our latest video.   You’ll see two teachers in Ghana, one who teaches with e-readers in the classroom and another who teaches without, talk about what it is like to teach in places where there are no books. Over the next couple of days, this blog will be looking at how … Continue Reading →

E-readers inspire future writers

July 20, 2011 By

Since Worldreader launched the iRead pilot in November, we’re seeing astonishing improvements in primary students’ reading comprehension– their sub-scores improved an average of 13% in just 6 months! This week the primary students at Adeiso, Ghana wrote poems and rhymes which show how having e-readers and, importantly, reading a lot (they are spending up to 50% … Continue Reading →