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Reaching more
readers every day

Worldreader’s reading programs are helping
people read more, read better, and positively
change attitudes towards gender norms.

More people are reading

Over

13M

cumulative
readers

have been reached with Worldreader
programs since 2010. Source: Worldreader
back-end data analyses.

203,000

households

in India were reached as part of our Read to Kids project. Read the report

2.78x

increase

in the number of monthly library visits during our LEAP pilot project. Read the report

People are reading more

62%

of people

in developing countries report reading more now that they can read from the Worldreader library on their mobile phones. Read the report. 

84%

of patrons

reported reading more during our LEAP pilot project which brought digital reading to all 61 public libraries across Kenya. Learn more.

5.2x

increase

in the median time spent reading on the Worldreader mobile platform over a two year period. The time increased from 4 minutes in 2016 to 21 minutes in 2018. Source: Worldreader back-end data analyses.

People are reading better

88.4%

of students

in Worldreader’s iREAD 2 project in Ghana could read at least one word in English, compared to 49.3% of students nationally. Read the report

27%

increase

in questions answered by Students in the iREAD 2 project when tested on their English comprehension. Read the report

2.89

books

read per day by students in our iREAD 2 project versus control students who reported completing less than one book (.69) per day. Read the report

Women are being empowered

6x

more

time spent reading by women on mobile phones compared to men. Read the report.

27.4 vs 10.9%

improvement

in girls’ gender empowerment norm beliefs for girls in our Girls Read! project compared to girls in the control group. Source: Girls Read! Update, Population Council, Lusaka Zambia, July 2018

8 – 22 %

higher

literacy benchmark points for girls using e-readers combined with community support as part of the Girls Read! Project compared to girls in the control group. Source: Girls Read! Update, Population Council, Lusaka Zambia, July 2018:

Explore Worldreader’s learnings >

As we continue to expand our work across the globe, we’re collecting immensely valuable data on our programs. We analyze that data and publish the results regularly.

Learn more about where we work >

Worldreader supports readers across the Global South in East Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa,  South Asia, and West Africa.