Worldreader

 In Nonprofit Partner Overviews

Challenge: 53 percent of children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read and understand a simple story by the end of primary school. The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened educational inequalities worldwide.

Worldreader’s Solution: Worldreader is a nonprofit organization that brings high-quality, affordable digital learning to children and youth in under-resourced communities. Using low-cost digital technology, they serve readers throughout the Global South, allowing readers to select and read digital books using mobile phones, e-readers, and tablets. But technology and content alone aren’t enough to support the work of educators and the needs of children. So the books are accompanied by activities to further promote learning. 

Team4Tech Worldreader Impact Goals: Team4Tech is supporting Worldreader as they develop and deliver a replicable, systems-level approach to improving student reading behaviors and literacy outcomes by bringing e-readers to primary schools in Kwaebibirem, Ghana. Team4Tech is working with Worldreader to help build the capacity of the district education office and teachers to effectively use digital reading in the classroom and train students on how to use e-readers to improve the quality of education and instruction for primary school students on a large scale. In addition to the direct impact for learners and the community in the Kwaebibirem district, the project has the potential to scale to additional geographies in the future.

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