Reports

March 2024

Learn about Worldreader's impact around the world in 2023. Explore our impact numbers and stories from each region as well as awards, events, and conferences, and read a special message from our CEO.

March 2024

Deploying design-based, mixed-methods research, the EdTech Hub study Raising Readers (Phase 1) explores how BookSmart can be best used to strengthen parent and carer engagement with children’s reading in Kenya.

March 2024

The Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings has published the "The Childhood Cost Calculator: A simple tool for costing interventions for children and youth". Worldreader staff, Wendy Smith and Leslie Tettey, are co-authors.

June 2023

Learn about Worldreader's impact across the world – find a message from Worldreader's CEO as well as details of our work in each of our regions, impact stories, events, and more.

March 2024

The Teacher Professional Development at Scale (TPD@Scale) program leverages information and communication technologies (ICTs) and blends online, offline, digital, and traditional teacher training modalities to support Ghanaian educators. Thousands of teachers are now trained and hundreds more signed up.

December 2022

Worldreader and NISA empowered families to read on BookSmart for 75 days in celebration of India's independence by providing reading opportunities during the summer holidays. The 75-Day Reading Marathon saw over 8,000 parents and caregivers read with their children every day.

December 2022

Together with Open University in the UK, Worldreader worked to strengthen school leadership through an improvement science approach. School leaders and researchers worked together to design, implement and assess innovations to combat learning loss in their schools.

December 2022

In collaboration with the Municipal Education Office of Kwaebibirem, Worldreader established a digital reading program that reached 90 primary schools over three years. Teachers in the program successfully adopted e-readers into their classrooms, reporting improved digital skills and changes to their pedagogy.

October 2022

Together with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, we're making affordable housing more accessible for families in under-resourced areas by introducing a new way for future homeowners to put sweat equity into their homes — reading on BookSmart.

September 2022

EdTech Hub studied how through Worldreader’s BookSmart application, Kenyan schools are using technology to improve parent and carers’ engagement with literacy learning in young readers.

July 2022

The Read with Us pilot in Sierra Leone has created a solution to support children through dynamic learning communities and digital reading during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 2022

In response to COVID-19 school closures and learning loss, Worldreader and CARE Egypt partnered to support children’s learning outside the classroom. With BookSmart, daily reading time increased to 23 minutes, with over 99% of caregivers saying that they read more with their children.