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Stories by Worldreader

Harnessing the Power of Digital Reading to Overcome Development Challenges in Kenya

May 16, 2019 By

The 2019 Global Digital Reading Summit Worldreader’s 2019 Global Digital Reading Summit was a huge success thanks to all who participated, from the esteemed speakers and delegates, to Worldreader’s global board members and generous volunteers. Nearly 150 invited participants from across sectors in Kenya and around the world filled the conference room at the Crowne … Continue Reading →

Reading: Your Bridge to Adventure

October 11, 2018 By

There’s a new painting on a pale-pink wall of Kiuyu Mbuyuni School library on Pemba, an island just off Tanzania’s eastern coast. It depicts the island – recognisable for its lush greenery – connected to the rest of the world via a bridge. The bridge itself seems to hang in the clouds, leading to a library marked … Continue Reading →

we’ve partnered with HarperCollins!

March 16, 2017 By

harper collins titles

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with HarperCollins, one of the largest and most illustrious publishers to add a selection of the world’s most-loved authors to our digital library. Thanks to the partnership we’ve captured some true family classics, including all of the Chronicles of Narnia as well as Pinocchio, The Prince and the Pauper, Grimms’ Fairy Tales and What … Continue Reading →

The Power of Reading to Kids

November 22, 2016 By

Tad hills reads to worldreader classroom in africa

Tad Hills is a bestselling, Penguin Random House author and Worldreader supporter. Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher and Worldreader’s largest publishing partner. Their book donation crosses all genres, reading levels and age groups enabling us to cater not just to the children in our schools but the adults in our … Continue Reading →

Top 5 Moments from Our 2016 Digital Reading Summits

May 27, 2016 By

Attendees at the Digital Reading Summits

Six years ago we had a big idea. We believed that digital technology could empower millions of readers around the world. We decided to test this idea. We approached publishers, government officials, teachers and communities asking them to give digital reading a chance. And they did. Today, the same stakeholders are experiencing the impact of … Continue Reading →

Kenya Libraries Go Digital!

April 25, 2016 By

Today, we’ve got big news to share about our work in libraries. We’re thrilled to announce the launch of LEAP 2.0 (Libraries, E-Reading, Activities, Partnerships) in partnership with Kenya National Library Service (knls). LEAP 2.0 will bring digital reading to all 61 public libraries in Kenya with the ultimate goal of improving access to books … Continue Reading →

5 Million Mobile Readers with Opera

September 2, 2015 By

Today, Worldreader is celebrating a huge milestone on our path to bringing reading to everyone on the planet. We’ve partnered with Opera Software, and together, in just 5 months, we’ve reached 5 million mobile readers in Africa. Globally, this means that Worldreader has enabled over 6 million people in Asia, Africa and South America, to … Continue Reading →

Sarah Obama Library Goes Digital With Worldreader

June 15, 2015 By

President Barack Obama believes that every child has the right to education. He also believes that every child deserves the chance to learn and thrive in an environment that is enriched by the latest technology. That’s why in April 2015, President Obama launched a national program to help low-income kids access $250 million worth of … Continue Reading →