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Defining Success for Mobile Education in Emerging Markets

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 08.18.2016 | Education
Melissa Jun Rowley

The proliferation of mobile phones and the findings above prove that there's never been a more opportune time for major mobile players to create business models designed for long-term social impact and business expansion. And someday the two will be inseparable.

On International Day of the Girl, Books Matter

David Risher | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
David Risher

If we went to Ghana together, I'd want you to meet Linda Donkor, a 16-year-old student in Worldreader's program. She lives with her grandmother and her sisters.

Digital Gridlock: Could Social Entrepreneurship Help the Struggling Publishing World?

Tanyella Evans | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Tanyella Evans

Fortunately, existing mobile technology in developing nations offers these countries the opportunity to 'leapfrog' the development of library infrastructure that could take decades, and reach users directly with e-books and other content.

Gutenberg 2.0: Kindling the Reading Habit

Dinkar Jain | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Dinkar Jain

Gutenberg wrestled the privilege of intellectual engagement out of the hands of the domineering elite and gave it to the masses. E-reading can do the same for the under-privileged in developing countries today.

'Worldreader' Brings Kindles To Children In Ghana

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Former senior vice president David Risher has co-founded Worldreader, a new nonprofit organization exploring the ability of e-readers to im...