We can create a world where all children have access to the books they want or need. Over 200 million kids in sub-Saharan Africa have never read a book of their own. Poor infrastructure means books rarely arrive, and those that do are often outdated, irrelevant, or just plain dull.
Now imagine a world where every child has her own library of e-books— a low-power, portable library that never closes, full of the books she wants and needs. That’s what we can create together, with your help.
Worldreader has distributed over 200,000 e-books to kids. Now we have teamed up with soccer team FC Barcelona to attempt something that’s never before been possible: We’re raising money to send 1 million e-books to the children of Africa.
Please join us to help a generation of children get the books they want and need. An e-book alone costs $0.50 or less to distribute… but if you make it $5, that’s enough for a portion of the e-reader, the shipping, the support– everything. It’s like a library without the cost of bricks! Donate, and be among the first ever to send 1 million e-books to Africa. You’ll change a life and change the world.
No child should be without the books she wants or needs. We can help today’s generation of African children get the e-books they need to improve their lives– and improve the world for us and our children.
So we’ve set the goal of raising enough money to send 1 million e-books to Africa’s children. Every $5 helps us send another e-book to a child so she can improve her life.
Send an e-book, and let’s make history.
FC Barcelona Foundation, the organization through which FC Barcelona conveys its corporate social responsibility is supporting Worldreader to do something that has never been possible before:
Send 1 million e-books to children in Africa.
FC Barcelona and Worldreader believe that education is the natural right of every child in this world. Just as as a ball is key to soccer, a book is key to a child’s growth, future, and education.
Together, we are unifying soccer and education to improve the lives of millions of children across the world.
We use digital books instead of printed books to get books to kids in the developing world, where millions struggle to get basic access to reading materials. Here’s why.
First, E-readers like Kindle are portable, simple devices that provide instant access to thousands of books. They work well outside, don’t draw much power, and are easy to learn and use. The easier we make it to read books, the more kids read.
Second, publishing and distributing e-books costs less than paper books, for local and international publishers. With 80% cell-phone penetration in parts of Africa, wireless distribution is a now low-cost reality.
And finally, there’s just something cool to kids about reading on a digital device!
Help us bring books to those who want to read more.