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Why Are There Still So Many People Who Don’t Have Books to Read?

Many organizations and individuals work very hard to get books to those who have none… worldreader

An organization I’ve written about before is WorldReader (here are the posts I’ve done about them…).

Here’s just a bit of explanation of what WorldReader does:

“Literacy is transformative

“It increases earning potential, decreases inequality, improves health outcomes and breaks the cycle of poverty. Books are necessary for the development of literacy skills yet millions of people still have limited access to books.

“We’re changing this.”

WorldReader does its work by supplying folks with e-readers stocked with books appropriate for their age and culture

TechCrunch, had an article involving WorldReader called, Amazon Launches the Kindle Reading Fund to Expand Digital Reading Around the World.

The article indicates how broadly Amazon‘s initiative reaches…

Here’s an excerpt about their affiliation with WorldReader:

“The company says its new collaboration with Worldreader will see Amazon donating thousands of Kindle e-readers to developing nations. The two have worked together previously, however. For example, Amazon recently supported Worldreader’s LEAP 2.0 library partnership in Kenya, which reaches around 500,000 people by bringing digital reading to 61 libraries in the country.”

It’s been said there are one billion people on our planet with no access to books

If you want to be inspired to do something about this, watch these two videos

This one was done in association with Kindle:

This one is from WorldReader, directly:

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13 responses to “Why Are There Still So Many People Who Don’t Have Books to Read?

  1. The Story Reading Ape August 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    I had the pleasure of participating in a WorldReader promotion in July 2013
    You can find details of the books by African Authors, plus interviews of three of the authors, at:

    Liked by 1 person

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  3. islandeditions August 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing and commented:
    Many years ago, I tried to orchestrate gathering and shipping a large quantity of books to #Bequia. The logistics, and especially cost of shipping, made it difficult, but I have considered recently doing this again, because there is so much of a need for books in SVG. And in many other parts of the world, too.

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