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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 →

7 books that inspire empathy in children

April 3, 2019 By

Empathy is the ability to understand and experience the feelings of others, and to respond in helpful ways. It’s one of the most important life skills that parents can teach their children. You may be surprised to learn that empathy isn’t an inborn trait, but rather one that must be learned – preferably during early childhood. But it … Continue Reading →

Working with Publishers to Build Lasting Change

January 25, 2019 By

Reduced production costs, shortened timelines and access to new markets are among some of the drivers to digital publishing captured in a recent survey with publishers in Sub-Saharan Africa. At Worldreader, we work with over 400 publishers worldwide and after 8 years of publisher capacity-building, we were eager to better understand the impact of digital … Continue Reading →

7 reading moments captured in 2018

December 19, 2018 By

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Throughout the year, we’re lucky to collect pictures from around the world that capture a moment in time when reading is touching people’s lives: whether it’s bringing them together, lifting them up, or simply making them feel alive. Here are some of our favorite reading moments of 2018: 1. A young girl stops by a … Continue Reading →

Four Steps to Successful Giving

November 27, 2018 By

In the next few weeks, you’ll hear from hundreds of non-profits asking for your support. They matter! Non-profits are helping address some of the world’s largest problems that haven’t been adequately addressed by market forces or by government intervention. But you might feel a bit overwhelmed. GuideStar tracks over 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations, every one … Continue Reading →