Stories by Worldreader

Worldreader Mobile Launches with Opera Software

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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

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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

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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 →

E-Books Against Ebola

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Did you know that Ebola survivors become immune to the virus, turning them into excellent caregivers in Ebola clinics? Neither did I before starting to compile a series of Ebola books for Worldreader Mobile. The latest outbreak in West Africa has been the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the virus was discovered in … Continue Reading →

E-Reading in Ghana: How far we’ve come

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The inauguration day finally came at the Kade SDA and Kade Islamic School. The entire Kade community was present to welcome their new library of digital books, a community brought together by their shared hope for a good future and commitment to providing their children with access to reading. Lots of reading– 10,000 e-books worth, … Continue Reading →

Humble Bundle Impacts Literacy in Ghanaian Schools

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Late in 2013, Humble Bundle came to us with some exciting news. They were set to sell a bundle of e-books and we were one of the benefitting charities. We were extremely flattered, but didn’t yet know exactly what to expect, partly because what they are doing is just so innovative. Humble Bundle assembles bundles … Continue Reading →

Worldreader 2013 Annual Report Now Live!

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A lot happened at Worldreader in 2013 so we put some extra effort and time in preparing our Annual Report. It’s a bit late, we know, but we’ve been holding it for the completion of our first-ever financial audit, which we’ve passed with flying colors. 2013 was full of milestones, lessons and achievements as we … Continue Reading →

Doris: Surviving in the Slums and Chasing a Dream

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Books are liberating girls everywhere. Doris can vouch for that. Doris, a teenager living in Africa’s largest slum in the middle of Nairobi, Kenya, has the odds stacked against her. Both her parents have died, opportunities are limited and and her surroundings don’t prove to be the safest of places. But, she has learned to … Continue Reading →

The Tale of Two Brothers

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A few weeks ago, two brothers, Sebastian and Julien, joined the Worldreader Vacation Reading School team of volunteers. Like Lauren, they arrived wide-eyed and were excited about helping kids in Ghana–many of whom now have Kindles in their schools and can access hundreds of digitized African and international books–read more and read better. Being close … Continue Reading →