Worldreader has transformed the lives of people in the developing world by unlocking the potential of millions of people through the use of digital books in places where access to reading materials is very limited.
Founded in 2010 by David Risher and Colin McElwee, Worldreader aims to put libraries of digital books in the hands of children and families across the world. Worldreader works closely with device manufacturers, local and international publishers, governments, education officials and local communities to promote digital reading, especially in areas where books are a scarce resource.
Worldreader believes everyone can be a reader and provides children, students, and their families free access to its vast digital library via e-readers and mobile phones. Since 2010, over 5 million people across 52 countries have read from a digital library of over 40,000 local and international e-books on Worldreader platforms.