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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 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 →

Girls Empowered By E-Books In One Of Africa’s Largest Slums

May 29, 2015 By

Since 2010, Worldreader launched 92 digital reading initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of these projects have been launched in partnership with other nonprofits or organizations making a lasting change in their communities. One new digital reading initiative with the Kibera School for Girls (KSG), still has us reeling with excitement. Odede and his dream Kennedy … Continue Reading →

Worldreader Mobile Launches with Opera Software

May 7, 2015 By

Today, 9 million people across Africa are able to read books on their mobile phones thanks to our newest app, Worldreader Mobile Web (WRM-Web). This historical launch with Opera Software has the potential to bring digital books to our widest audience yet and we could not be more excited to share the news with you. … Continue Reading →

Digital Reading Brings Africa Together

April 16, 2015 By

We’re thrilled to be hosting our second annual Digital Reading Summit in two countries very special to Worldreader’s mission: Ghana and Kenya. These countries are pioneering the future of Africa’s digital reading revolution and contributing towards making Worldreader’s vision of bringing books to all a foreseeable and promising reality. This year’s Worldreader Digital Reading Summit … Continue Reading →

E-Reading Grows in Uganda

March 27, 2015 By

Community-led and locally-owned initiatives are what make Worldreader e-reading programs sustainable. It is especially important to have the community’s support behind the e-reading programs, to ensure students have the resources and encouragement they need to excel. Such was the case with a new Worldreader partner, Yamba Abaana, an organization that worked to establish a Worldreader … Continue Reading →

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