| May 12, 2011

@ZevLowe Reports on Kenyan Kick-Off


Zev Lowe, our fearless Director of Research, is in Nairobi today, setting up 65 e-readers for our partnership with The Kilgoris Project.  We’ve been watching the excitement unfold in real-time, on twitter, and we want to share the energy and excitement with you.

Shadrack Lemiso smiles at the sight of so many e-readers

Remember Shadrack Lemiso, the educator who found a long lost book on Zev’s e-reader?  He’s there helping out along with his brother and many others…including Sara Rhyne, our video contest winner.  Worldreader would like to thank iHub and all the volunteers who helped make “Books for All” one step closer to a reality today.

Zev’s Tweets:

At @ihubnairobi, where @iTosh and network guru Bernard are setting up a wifi access point so we can set up Kindles for @worldreaders http://yfrog.com/gyj9lnpj

The unboxing of  e-readers at @Ihubnairobi begins! http://yfrog.com/h8sagemj

Teachers at The Kilgoris Project start using @worldreaders e-readers on Tuesday, with books in English and Kiswahili http://yfrog.com/h7bkkxuj

A member of @ihubnairobi peeked at our table and said, “I’ve never seen so many Kindles in my life!”

Sara Rhyne, @worldreaders and @edreams video contest winner, helping out with e-reader setup  http://yfrog.com/h30d2pj

Sara Rhyne, @worldreaders volunteer, puts e-readers in donated @medgestore cases at @Ihubnairobi. Thanks, M-EDGE! http://yfrog.com/h2mlnnqj

Big thanks to @bernardowuor at @ihubnairobi for setting up a wifi network! With your help, @worldreaders has downloaded 1,365 ebooks today!