The Million E-Books Movement: An African Revolution
Literacy is a critical driver of prosperity (OECD International Adult Literacy Survey 1994-98), and reading inspires and empowers. Yet in much of the world, children have access to a vanishingly small range of books. Fifty percent of schools in sub-Saharan Africa have few or no books (SACMEQ II), slowing learning and societal advancement. And imagine what children miss if they never discover a favorite book about dinosaurs or space exploration.
Worldreader is a US and European non-profit whose mission is to make digital books available to children in the developing world, so millions of people can improve their lives. As of June 2012, they have put over 200,000 e-books - and the life-changing, power-creating ideas contained within them – into the hands of 1,000 children in sub-Saharan Africa.
In order to join the movement, please visit their “Million Books” portal.