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Moving Mountains for Literacy

September 3, 2019 By

#KiliChallenge19 Last month, a team of 9 climbers set out to take on Africa’s biggest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, to bring digital reading to thousands of people in Kenya. This is their incredible #KiliChallenge19 journey. There is still time to donate and help reach more readers. It all started with one library They say that libraries … Continue Reading →

10 Lessons from the Digital Reading Summits

June 19, 2017 By

group photo west africa digital reading summit worldreader 2017

A guest blog post by Alex Nderitu, the Deputy Secretary-General of PEN Kenya Centre, a poet, playwright and novelist. Alex was also an attendee at this year’s Digital Reading Summits. This year’s 4th Digital Reading Summits centered around The Power of Digital in Learning. Over 350 participants converged to talk about how communities are harnessing mobile … 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 →

MER Foundation Enabling Digital Reading in South Africa

January 7, 2016 By

Girls using their new e-readers in class in South Africa

Across South Africa too many children have never experienced the world through reading. This is because over 80% of students in South Africa do not have a library. The Matthew E. Russell Foundation (MER) is an NGO changing this reality. And one way they’re doing it is through digital libraries with the Worldreader BLUE Box … Continue Reading →