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Mighty Humble Bundles Make a Huge Impact

August 25, 2016 By

humble bundle send kindle e-readers to worldreader e-reading program

Humble Bundle is based on an innovative, but simple, premise: they assemble bundles of digital content (games, e-books and audiobooks) and let users pay what they want for them. What’s even better is that buyers are allowed to allocate a chosen amount of their payment to a charity attached to the Bundle. These incredible Bundles … Continue Reading →

The Glomo Awards: We Won!

February 24, 2016 By

worldreader and opera accept their award for best mobile app in education at the glomo awards

GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards, or Glomo Awards, provide one of the world’s biggest stages for showcasing innovation and greatness in the mobile industry. The awards take place annually and winners are revealed during the Mobile World Congress. This year, the event saw more than 930 entrants – one of them being ours with our partner … Continue Reading →

A Revolutionary Way to Empower Girls

February 5, 2016 By

Students and teachers in Tanzania receive their new e-readers

An educated girl is an unstoppable force. She possesses knowledge and skills, increasing her self-reliance and resilience in the world. An educated girl is confident. She holds the power to stand up and become a leader, inspiring and educating other women and girls, creating an incredible multiplier effect. This is a basic truth. And one … Continue Reading →

We Take E-Waste Seriously

November 9, 2015 By

Girl reading e-books on her e-reader.

It all started in 2010. The below photo captures a big moment in Worldreader’s history: it was taken on the launch day of our first e-reading program, iREAD, in the Eastern region of Ghana. Given that the average lifespan of an e-reader is of four years, you may be wondering: what becomes of these e-readers? … Continue Reading →

This Halloween Experience Goosebumps

October 16, 2015 By

Goosebumps series with Humble Bundle

Halloween is just around the corner. That means it’s time for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, watching your favorite horror films and telling scary stories in the dark. Some of the scariest children’s horror stories today remain those from R.L Stine’s classic Goosebumps series. His best-selling books, such as ‘The Haunted Mask,’ are the perfect bone-chilling accompaniment … Continue Reading →

You Won’t Believe This 8 Year Old

July 1, 2015 By

Kenya's youngest author, Ngure, does a speach at the launch of his book Out of the Box

Out of the Box was written by Kenya’s youngest author, Ngure Matu Ndiritu. The book was published in 2014 when Ngure was just eight years old and is now available on Amazon. Ngure has been writing stories since he was five. A young man with a boldness that is hard to miss when he shares … Continue Reading →

Creating Reader-Leaders With Katha

May 5, 2015 By

In November, I traveled to Govindpuri, India to meet with Parvinder Kauer, the executive director of Katha. Katha is a non profit organization based in Delhi who’s work spans the literacy to literature continuum. By seamlessly connecting grassroots work in education and urban resurgence, Katha brings children living in poverty into reading and quality education. … Continue Reading →

Beyond literacy with Yejide Kilanko

April 20, 2015 By

Literacy is much more than learning how to read; it is building a culture of reading that enables people to see themselves in stories and use the written words as a platform for effecting change. This means that in addition to sourcing locally relevant content, we also publish stories that tackle difficult but salient social … Continue Reading →

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

March 4, 2015 By

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 →

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