E-Ink, the makers of the most used ereader screens have just launched a campaign to help Worldreader in their work of getting ereaders to kids in poor rural African schools.
It is simple enough, all you have to do is go to their Facebook page (link below), share the video and e-Ink will then give $1 to Worldreader for every share. so for you to take a couple of minutes to do this, you will be helping them achieve their aim – a painless way of helping others do good things in the world.
Worldreader, who I have been reporting on for ages now, are running a number of very successful projects in Ghana, Uganda and Kenya, in which they are giving kids in selected schools their own Kindle ereaders. This project has been a great success so far, with the kids reading all manner of ebooks and using their ereaders in their schools as text books.
Not only this, but Worldreader have been encouraging African authors and publishers to bring out their books in ebook form, so the kids can read ebooks that relate to their lives in Africa, rather than just western ebooks, so this project is creating a whole new wave of energy in Africa, and is showing signs of being a real force for change in Africa. And as I say, they are concentrating on schools that normally have no books for the kids to read and study with.
If you type “worldreader” into the search window at the top right of this page, you will be given the links to the several dozen posts I have written on their work, and I suspect you will be encouraged by what you will read there, or conversely, you can follow the link below to Worldreader’s site and read what they have to say about their work there.
And for the fun of it, here is the video that E-Ink want you to “Like”.
Link to E-Ink’s Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/101803536579485/posts/132675736876651
Link to Worldreader: http://www.worldreader.org/blog/
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Did you take the few minutes needed to like this video on E-Ink’s site? If you did, thanks and good for you, you will have helped an African kid to discover the joys of reading and opened up a whole new world of possibilities for that kid/