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With ebooks on e-readers provided through Worldreader’s iREAD program, this report shows that primary students doubled their reading speed and comprehension, helping them read more and read better.
Some Worldreader literacy programs are located off the electric grid entirely. Worldreader is using solar power to solve this problem and provide access to digital books to all schools.
Worldreader helped students read during their school break by setting up the iREAD Vacation School by allowing them to check out e‐readers and read in the classroom. The high level of participation showed that iREAD is increasing reading in Africa.
USAID conducted an independent evaluation of Worldreader’s iREAD program in Ghana. The study shows that iREAD increased student literacy with improvements in oral reading fluency, reading comprehension, and positive reading habits.
Worldreader, in partnership with the Ghana Ministry of Education, provided e-readers to schools in Ghana through its iREAD program. E-readers and free ebooks get kids to read more and become more literate.