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Worldreader, a non-profit organization is on a mission to bring digital books to every child and family thereby improving lives.
Worldreader Mobile is a book reading application that allows millions of people in the developing world to have access to books they need and want to read on a device they already own: their mobile phone.
By delivering digital books, e-books to children through the Worldreader mobile application, the organization ensures that literacy is achieved through low cost methods.
In order to further expand its mission, Worldreader has partnered with biNu, an app developing company in Sydney. biNu employs a technology that delivers a smartphone like experience to low end feature phones which is advantageous due to the rise of low end phones in Africa.
Founded by David Risher and Colin McElwee, Worldreader.org is in partnership with UNESCO, Microsoft, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Amazon.com, some of whom sponsor the initiative.
Worldreader.org has already kicked off in Nigeria with an e-learning center in Agbado, Ogun State. The e-learning center which was launched in September 2014, has seen 25 Wi-Fi kindle devices distributed to a population of over 30 students monthly.
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