COVID-19
Keep Children
Reading Fund

1.6 billion children can’t go to school because of COVID-19

For young students in the most vulnerable parts of the world, even just a year without school can diminish opportunities for an entire lifetime.
We must act now to ensure that reading and learning continue
for all children during this crisis.

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$250,000

The world’s most vulnerable children need your help

Worldreader is raising a fund of $500,000 dedicated to helping children continue to learn throughout this crisis.

The fund will allow us to reach over 150,000 new readers by responding to the urgent needs of our partners, parents, and students. Using funds raised so far, here’s our progress:

150,000

Our response to date has included:

  • Partnerships with telecom partners in Ghana and South Africa to “zero-rate” Worldreader’s apps so that data fees don’t apply to reading our books.
  • Formal inclusion in the Peruvian government’s Ministry of Education as part of the “Aprendo En Casa” distance learning program.
  • Curating a new collection of digital books that help children avoid and cope with COVID-19. 
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Distance learning is the best chance these children have right now

In the last weeks, over 75,000 new users have received access to BookSmart – Worldreader’s newest and best reading program for children. The program includes a mobile app and a library of curriculum-aligned digital books. For families using BookSmart, it’s now possible for education to continue in the safety of their homes while their countries are on lockdown.

BookSmart is an essential tool for distance learning

Worldreader continues to offer free access to BookSmart, our newest and best reading program for children, for distance learning. The program includes a mobile app and a library of curriculum-aligned digital books. For families using BookSmart, it’s now possible for education to continue in the safety of their homes while their countries are on lockdown.

Donate and stay informed

Please make a donation today towards the COVID-19 Emergency Reading Fund. Worldreader will contribute every donation received during this pandemic towards supporting the types of COVID-related efforts mentioned above. We will be in touch to share specific stories and data from our impact.

Thank You

For more information, please email donations@worldreader.org. We are deeply grateful for your support and look forward to hearing from you.