| October 10, 2010

Worldreader.org’s Co-Founder Colin McElwee Talks to BBC’s Sophie Ikenye


Yesterday, Colin was asked some questions by BBC’s Sophie Ikenye about Worldreader’s “innovative project”. He spoke about e-readers and why they will make a difference in Africa and the rest of the developing world.

When asked about the choice of e-reader technology and what’s in it for African families, Colin answered, “they address the problem that education systems have had in Africa where paper, consequently books, simply doesn’t reach.”   He also spoke about the dropping prices of e-reader technology and how wireless phones pave the way for our project to work. The interview aired on BBC’s Focus on Africa.

Colin and Zev are flying to Accra today for a week of meetings before the iRead pilot study.  Stay tuned!