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You can send 50 e-readers with 100 e-books each to a school in Kenya.
That’s the equivalent of a library with 5,000 books!

Schools that need books:
These unique projects are ready for funding. Your $15,000 donation covers the costs of e-readers, e-books, customs and shipping fees, logistical support in the U.S. and Africa, and more. It would cost more than 3 times that if you tried to do it alone.

Kombeni Girls Secondary School

Mombasa, Kenya

Located 35 miles Northeast of Mombasa, Kenya, Kombeni Girls Secondary School is a public school of 838 students and 40 teachers.

The school’s mission is “to empower a girl child with a quality education for self-reliance and to meet the challenges of life.” However, the school lacks a library, and the high cost of textbooks has severely limited access to diverse and appropriate reading materials needed for the school to succeed in their mission.

The all-female student body is aged 12 – 18, with lessons taught primarily in English. Kombeni Girls Secondary School seeks to give these girls the best chance for success in life and hopes that a BLUE Box will be a transformative program that will make this achievable.

Sifa Junior Academy

Mombasa, Kenya

Sifa Junior Academy is a small private school in Mombasa, Kenya of 250 students, aged 6 – 12.

Although it has a small private library, the school lacks the necessary books (particularly books written in Kiswahili and English) to support their students, making their mission of “molding and preparing all pupils to become responsible citizens in the future” a difficult one to accomplish.

One particular class trip introduced the students to the power of a digital library: they visited a neighboring library that is already part of a Worldreader program, giving the students the chance to experience e-reader technology for themselves. Since then, the students have strongly desired to have a BLUE Box program of their own. With your support, this can be possible.

Chang’ombe Primary School

Kilifi County, Kenya

Chang’ombe Primary School is a public primary school located in the Rabai area of Kilifi County, Kenya, of 1800 pupils ages 6-13.

The school’s motto is ‘Elimu ni Silaha (Education is a weapon)’, and they are determined to instill a love of reading in their pupils from a young age, to help them succeed in their education and beyond.

The realization of their reading goals is however hampered by a lack of access to great books for the children to read, the lack of a reading program and no library services available at the wider community level.

A BLUE Box sponsorship to Chang’ombe Primary School would be an invaluable addition to this school and community.

These schools are just a few of many that are in need of a BLUE Box. If you are interested in supporting, please email our Development Team at development@worldreader.org.

How it works:

In approximately 3-6 months, students at your chosen school will have e-readers in their hands.

 1.

Choose a school to sponsor

Worldreader has identified and approved several schools ready for sponsorship. Please email us for more information on the schools that we’ve identified.

 2.

donate or raise $15,000

All contributions are 100% tax-deductible. The $15,000 sponsorship will ensure a timely launch of your program and also help to support Worldreader’s overall operations.

 3.

watch us prepare your shipment

Worldreader will recognize your name and your project on all 50 Kindles. You will also receive a report of the custom collection of 100 e-books chosen by your school.

 4. 

connect with the kids

You will receive photos of the kids with your e-readers and stories from the community launch of your program. After six months, the school will provide you with an impact report detailing the progress of your project.

Sponsored Schools

Check out some of our funded projects.

Sponsored By the
Worldreader New York Chapter

Pole Pole Academy, a school for orphans founded by orphans, received 100 wi-fi Kindles in March 2014. Books included beginning readers and storybooks.

Sponsored By the
Thanks Be To God Foundation

The Upendo School was the first school in Tanzania to receive an e-reader project for primary students. Upendo received 60 wi-fi Kindles for Primary 4 and 5 grade students in 2012.

Sponsored By
The Ayyad Family

Thanks to the Ayyad family, students in two classrooms in Adeiso, Ghana, received 50 Kindles loaded with textbooks and storybooks.

Sponsor a school today

Get in touch with us to learn more about how you can sponsor a school and help change children’s futures.