Ghana Stories

It all started in the Purple Church

December 4, 2010 By

This past week, Worldreader kicked off its iRead pilot study in Ghana’s Eastern Region where we brought 440 e-readers into 6 classrooms (2 each of primary, junior-, and senior high schools).  Those of you who have been following our blog know that Worldreader has dedicated the last three months to developing the pilot, uploading relevant … Continue Reading →

A Wonderful Letter from the IRS

October 22, 2010 By

There’s a headline I never thought I’d write. Yesterday we received notice from the US Internal Revenue Service that we’ve been approved as a 501(c)(3).  This confirms that all contributions made since our date of incorporation (March 23, 2010) are tax-deductible.  But just as importantly, it serves as a “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” for … Continue Reading →

iREAD Final School Selection

August 30, 2010 By chose schools with the generous assistance of Ghana Education Service (GES). Unlike other pilot projects that had worked with GES in the past, we were determined not to gravitate towards flagship schools in Accra. Quite the opposite, we were looking for schools that were outside the capital, and that would give us insight into … Continue Reading →

Local Books for Local Folks

July 29, 2010 By

Our pilot study (called “iRead”) in Ghana public schools starts in the fall, and one of the keys to its success will be to get engaging reading material into the hands of the students. Moving from paper to digital means that literally the world’s library of books are available to choose from, but which books … Continue Reading →

Report from Ghana

March 14, 2010 By

Hello from Ayenyah, Ghana! Today Worldreader took a huge step forward, setting in motion the first true field-test of e-readers in the developing world. It was remarkable in almost too many ways to write, from the 22-hours it took us to get from Barcelona to Accra, Ghana, to the asking permission of the village Chief … Continue Reading →

Kindle setup: You are your billing address

March 9, 2010 By

Over the last two days, the Worldreader team has gathered in an empty classroom at ESADE Business School to prepare our e-readers for classroom trials in Ghana. In less than a week, we will begin working with the teachers and students of the OrphanAid District School in Ayenyah. David, Colin and Mike are leaving for … Continue Reading →

Notes from our Barcelona trial

March 1, 2010 By

One of the major parts of our strategy at Worldreader is to run extensive trials involving the use of e-readers in the classroom. We are currently running our first trial at theBenjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona, Spain. Simultaneously, we are preparing for our next batch of trials in Ghana, beginning in mid-March. We chose … Continue Reading →