Stories by Susan Moody

Win a volunteer trip to Ghana

March 21, 2011 By

For all of us at Worldreader, we share a feeling of before and after: what our world view was before traveling to Ghana and witnessing students’ and teachers’ reaction to having access to the entire world’s library of books.   And what our world view is like after; I can say from personal experience that … Continue Reading →

Multi-continental successes

March 11, 2011 By

Worldreader has one co-founder in Africa and the other in California; and there are some pretty amazing news to share.  Here’s just two quick (but monumental) stories.  Thursday, Colin participated in a joint press event with USAID and Ghana Education Services in Accra.  Colin, Peter Argo (Deputy Mission Director from USAID), and Stephen Adu (Deputy Director … Continue Reading →

Do we look different today?

March 4, 2011 By

Late one night in November 2009, just before David and Colin were heading to Ghana to kick-off our first “books for all” pilot, our extraordinary web designers at Rassak Experience sketched out our logo. It was simple, effective, and to the point. In many ways, that logo represented how we work. We had to get things … Continue Reading →

To Worldreader with love

February 7, 2011 By

Worldreader just received a packet of around 500 letters from the students in our iREAD pilot in Ghana.  They are mostly entitled “Me and my e-reader,” and they’re a joy to read.  Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, we thought we’d share a little bit of the love… From Abigail Appiah (Kade SHS): When … Continue Reading →

E-reader pioneers: Ghana & Florida

January 24, 2011 By

I have been thinking about Clearwater, Florida a lot recently, which is a little odd, because I have never been there.  Yet, my interest might be explained by the fact that to date, Amazon is actively working with two pilot programs with Kindles in K-12 schools: in Clearwater, Florida and in Ghana with Worldreader.  So, … Continue Reading →

Kenya and iREAD news

January 18, 2011 By

We are having another pretty amazing week here at Worldreader!  Zev’s in Kenya, Colin is heading there today, and so far that trip has been very positive.  Zev is impressed with The Kilgoris Project, its mission, and impact on the community. The classrooms at Intimigon Nursery and Primary School are bright and there is a … Continue Reading →

“Book pushers”

December 25, 2010 By

Worldreader.org invites you to take just two minutes and watch the reaction that the kids in Adeiso and Kade had when we brought hundreds of Kindles into their communities.  In an earlier post, I wrote about a boy I spoke to who did not get a Kindle, and how it broke my heart when he … Continue Reading →

Reading takes off

December 17, 2010 By

This week Worldreader.org made an exciting discovery.  Since we left 440 Kindles in the hands of students and teachers in Ghana just 2 weeks ago, we wondered how much reading was going to happen.  Each Kindle was pre-loaded with enough books to keep any motivated student reading for at least a month, so we were … Continue Reading →

The Girl in the Market

December 8, 2010 By

If someone asks you to go hand out 440 e-readers, you might think that after, say 100, it could start to feel mundane.  On the contrary, every single time we handed a student an e-reader, it was as if we were handing someone raw power.   One of my favorite moments was when Barbara asked a … Continue Reading →

400 Very Inspiring People

December 5, 2010 By

Worldreader is back from our iRead launch in Ghana and yesterday I shared the incredible events in Kade’s Purple Church.  Now it’s logical to wonder, “How did the kids react to the e-readers?”  On Monday and Tuesday, we were in classrooms delivering 440 e-readers holding tens of thousands of pre-downloaded books (with the capacity of 1,760,000 … Continue Reading →

It all started in the Purple Church

December 4, 2010 By

This past week, Worldreader kicked off its iRead pilot study in Ghana’s Eastern Region where we brought 440 e-readers into 6 classrooms (2 each of primary, junior-, and senior high schools).  Those of you who have been following our blog know that Worldreader has dedicated the last three months to developing the pilot, uploading relevant … Continue Reading →

Sticks in a bundle

November 8, 2010 By

The other day I was reading an article in The Economist, and the following statistics made an impact on me: 75% of the world’s 4.6 billion cell phone users live in the developing world.  And only 18% of people in the developing world have access to the internet.  This is a staggering difference, and one that … Continue Reading →