Stories by Susan Moody

Predictions for e-readers

July 16, 2011 By

Today I spent some time reviewing our blog posts over the past year and reflecting on what I’ve experienced with Worldreader.  Now, I am going to make a prediction:  E-readers will change the way the developing world reads.   Most predictions take a lot of nerve and guts, but this really isn’t the case here.  … Continue Reading →

Letters to Meshack

May 30, 2011 By

In 2002, A jury at The Zimbabwe International Book Fair published “Africa’s 100 Best Books”  and one of our Writers Changing Lives authors, Meshack Asare, topped the Children’s category.  You might remember that Meshack told Jennifer that when he was young growing up in Ghana, books were scarce.  He grew up reading his father’s collection of … Continue Reading →

Enlightened

May 16, 2011 By

What is a frequent request from our kids in the iRead pilot in Ghana?  A light.  Our students are already spending 50% more of their time reading now that they have an e-reader… now imagine!  They can read stories like Meshack Asare’s The Canoe’s Story when the sun sets.  A huge thank you to our … Continue Reading →

Sara’s Trip to Kenya- Part 2

May 15, 2011 By

This past Thursday we pushed 1,365 e-books onto e-readers.  Friday was a spectacular day of cultural awareness and sharing in Nairobi. We toured a grocery store, visited with a local publisher, lugged a 16 kg kettle ball around the city, experienced Friday rush hour traffic, drove through the “friendly checkpoint” and enjoyed a restful supper. The highlight … Continue Reading →

@ZevLowe reports on Kenyan kick-off

May 12, 2011 By

Zev Lowe, our fearless Director of Research, is in Nairobi today, setting up 65 e-readers for our partnership with The Kilgoris Project.  We’ve been watching the excitement unfold in real-time, on twitter, and we want to share the energy and excitement with you. Remember Shadrack Lemiso, the educator who found a long lost book on Zev’s … Continue Reading →

Sara’s Trip to Kenya- Part 1

May 10, 2011 By

There’s just five hours to go for a dream five years in the making! I was checking my bags one more time before leaving the US headed towards Kilgoris, Kenya to work with Worldreader, when I was struck by the realization that this is a dream which really started five years ago and what a … Continue Reading →

Sharing Book Love

April 23, 2011 By

Today, April 23, is a special day for book lovers, aspiring readers, and just about anyone else who has ever felt a jolt of excitement after running their fingers down a hard-covered spine or flipping through e-reader pages of their favorite tome. It’s World Book and Copyright Day, as coined by UNESCO and the United … Continue Reading →

A little help from our friends

April 22, 2011 By

Judging by recent news that e-book sales surpassed paperback books and the price of e-reader technology keeps dropping, it’s safe to say we’re witnessing a massive shift in the publishing world.  Worldeader wants to bring the developing world in on that change so that students (like Deborah and Gideon seen here in our latest video) have … Continue Reading →

Meet Sara- our Winner!

April 4, 2011 By

Meet Sara Rhyne, our winner. When we saw Sara’s video, we had the overwhelming feeling that she was destined to meet Worldreader and make a difference using e-reader technology to change the face of literacy in the developing world.  Sara hails from a small rural area in North Carolina and works in the local school system, … Continue Reading →

Volunteer Contest: First Runner-Up

April 4, 2011 By

So, now you’ve seen our second runner-up, Christina Lam’s awesome video.  What stood out about the first runner-up, Drew Budwin — an engineer at Virginia Tech, is his deep passion for serving others.  Even in his short video, his zeal for helping others shone through.  We saw a person, in his own words, with an … Continue Reading →

Volunteer Contest: Second Runner-Up

April 4, 2011 By

When we launched a contest to “Win a Volunteer Trip to Ghana”, we thought we would get some compelling videos.  We didn’t imagine, however, that we would get so many unbelievably amazing videos.   On Saturday morning, our friends at eDreams sent over the final list with a note saying: “This will not be easy.” And … Continue Reading →

Win a Volunteer trip- part 2

March 28, 2011 By

Worldreader is doing something that’s never been done before- bringing electronic books into remote areas in Africa giving students, teachers and families access to the entire world’s library.   Last week, we announced a contest where you can win a trip to volunteer with us in Ghana. eDreams.com, our travel partner, is sponsoring this contest … Continue Reading →