Ghana Stories

Ending Learning Poverty: How Worldreader is making a difference

November 28, 2019 By

Ending Learning Poverty: What will it take? The World Bank estimates that 53 percent of children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read by the end of primary school.  This learning crisis, also referred to as learning poverty, seriously undermines sustainable growth and poverty reduction.  In order to explore sustainable solutions that tackle this problem, … 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 →

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 →

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 →

The Digital Reading Summit is Back!

April 6, 2016 By

Worldreader Digital Reading Summit

Today kicks off our 2016 Digital Reading Summit in Africa. Leaders and thinkers who believe in the power of digital reading to improve lives are convening in Accra, Ghana on April 6th and 7th and in Nairobi, Kenya on April 12th and 13th of April.   We live in an increasingly connected world where digital … 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 →

African Digital Reading Summits: a Success!

May 8, 2015 By

“Immerse Yourself In the Digital Era” was the driving theme of our Digital Reading Summits in Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana last month. Collectively, 300 representatives from 10 countries across sub-Saharan Africa convened to discuss the impact of digital reading and the opportunities it represents to readers everywhere. The participants spanned across the public, private, … Continue Reading →

Digital Reading Brings Africa Together

April 16, 2015 By

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 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 →