worldreader-logoWorldreader works to eradicate illiteracy through the distribution of e-readers in primary school classrooms. Each e-reader is loaded with local and international books. Furthermore, Worldreader supplies greater access to additional reading materials through their phone app, Worldreader Mobile. To date, the e-reader program has reached more than 13,000 children across nine African countries, and the mobile app is used by 335,000 people worldwide. An impact study done by ILC Africa (Ivy League Consultants Africa) and USAID found that students who received the e-readers demonstrated significant improvement in reading comprehension, language skills, and analytical skills. The studies concluded that one year of the Worldreader program was equivalent to about two years of regular schooling for the average student, and most impressive, equivalent to five years of regular schooling for girls. Worldreader addresses the UN Millennium Development Goals broadly, including MDG 2, achieve universal primary education, and to a lesser effect, but still important, MDG 1, eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.