| January 18, 2011

Kenya and iREAD News


We are having another pretty amazing week here at Worldreader!  Zev’s in Kenya, Colin is heading there today, and so far that trip has been very positive.  Zev is impressed with The Kilgoris Project, its mission, and impact on the community. The classrooms at Intimigon Nursery and Primary School are bright and there is a well where kids fetch clean water (reducing illness and increasing school attendance).   Books, as always, are harder to find and the e-reader would be welcome there.

Over the weekend (and thanks to a strong effort by our team on the ground), we pushed 23,714 books onto the iREAD e-readers in Ghana.  I’m sorry–can we just pause for a minute and think about that?  Thanks to simple innovation, we can send tens of thousands of books to children thousands of miles away from us –separated by oceans and very difficult roads.  It’s mind-blowing, we know, and we’ll have more for you in the coming days on this!