Stories by Tina Tam

We Take E-Waste Seriously

November 9, 2015 By

Girl reading e-books on her e-reader.

It all started in 2010. The below photo captures a big moment in Worldreader’s history: it was taken on the launch day of our first e-reading program, iREAD, in the Eastern region of Ghana. Given that the average lifespan of an e-reader is of four years, you may be wondering: what becomes of these e-readers? … Continue Reading →

One Partner’s Impact: Inspire Kids and Keep Kindles Safe

March 18, 2013 By

By Tina Tam One of my first memories of a Worldreader project was when I assisted our Ghana Operations Manager Joseph in the iREAD classrooms two years ago. Cheerful students lined up to show us their e-readers for an inventory check. I was impressed by not only the children’s proficiencies with their e-readers, but also … Continue Reading →

Decreasing Our Breakage Rate

June 8, 2012 By

Written by the Worldreader Research & Operations Team In his book The Fifth Discipline, MIT Professor Peter Senge defines a learning organization as a place “where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where … Continue Reading →

Tina reports from Kenya

June 10, 2011 By

Supa! That is one of the ways the Maasai people say hello. Kenya is a strikingly beautiful country. The gorgeous landscape combined with the temperate and sunny weather makes it quite pleasant and spectacular. A few weeks ago, I set off for Kilgoris with the rest of the Worldreader team for teacher training. Every day … Continue Reading →