The Worldreader Lifelong Reading program seeks to support the development of reading habits among youth and adults, while increasing their knowledge and competencies.
Reading for Life
Education and learning, far from being limited to a period of attendance at school, should extend throughout life.
How we work
The Lifelong Reading program leverages our Worldreader app, data analytics, and partnerships with publishers and mobile phone providers to empower youth and adults to access books on their mobile devices.
In 2018, Worldreader launched avanzaLee (move forward, read in Spanish) — a pilot project aimed at developing a grassroots implementation model that will foster a reading culture in Latin America, with a focus on Mexico.
In 2016, Worldreader launched Anasoma (She/He reads in Kiswahili), a pilot that aims to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, while increasing female participation in mobile reading.
Readers reached since 2010
Books available to our lifelong readers
Countries with lifelong readers
Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Our Lifelong Reading work supports the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 4, target 4.4, which strives to substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
It also supports Goal number 5, target 5.8, which is focused on enhancing the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.
Meet our readers
Lifelong reading for women’s empowerment
Our Anasoma project aims to promote gender equality by increasing women and girls’ access to an online library.