Stories by Worldreader

Parents Join Tanzania’s Reading Wave

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Remember our e-reader launch at the Nganana and Nambala schools in Tanzania a couple months back? The one where we brought 300 Kindles to the two schools, loaded with more than 36,000 books, and where the Prime Minister and 2,000 community members welcomed e-books to their part of Africa? Well, there’s more! The Worldreader Kits … Continue Reading →

Big Smiles As More Kids in Kenya Fall in Love With Reading

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Sharon Langevin, Worldreader’s partnership development manager, Joseph Botwey, operations manager for Ghana, and Muthoni Muhunyo, publishing associate for East Africa, were recently at the Heritage Academy in Kenya to help launch an e-reader program sponsored by Village Project Africa. The school, which started as pre-school in 2007 and expanded into a primary school in 2010, serves … Continue Reading →

Books for All Expanding Thanks to a Partnership with Books for Africa

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We’re thrilled to announce that Books For Africa, a leading non-profit shipper of books, has joined forces with Worldreader to send e-books and e-readers to schools and students across Africa in the coming months. Worldreader’s strength in providing life-changing e-books and e-readers for schools in Africa combined with Books For Africa’s impressive distribution network across the continent will … Continue Reading →

11 Days, 11 Books, 11 Ways to Discover Africa

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Introducing Worldreader Showcase: The best books in our collection By Nancy Brown For the last month, we’ve been glued to our Kindles. We’ve been re-reading thousands of e-books in our library and putting together a best-of-the-best list that boldly illustrates Africa’s rich, vibrant literary heritage. Some weeks, we virtually swept across the dusty plains of … Continue Reading →

How Lisa’s Life Changed When Books Came to Her School

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Mobile education in Africa is empowering lives. Just ask Lisa Johnson. On International Day of the African Child, June 16, we honor children like Lisa. She saw a great opportunity and reached for it. Her ambition, perseverance and leadership reflect what’s becoming more apparent to us every day–kids in Africa are hungry to learn. Here’s … Continue Reading →

FC Barcelona’s Alex Song Helps Fight Illiteracy

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Look who’s joined the Worldreader fan club: FC Barcelona’s Alexandre Song! Today we’re excited to formally announce that the FCB midfielder will be a Worldreader Ambassador, helping us spread the #booksforall message and fight illiteracy worldwide. Twenty-six-year-old Alex grew up in Doulala, Cameroon. With his own journey taking him from humble beginnings in sub-Saharan Africa … Continue Reading →