The charity “is on a mission to bring digital books to every child and her family, so that they can improve their lives.”
Literacy is transformative: it increases earning potential, decreases inequality, improves health outcomes and breaks the cycle of poverty (UNESCO). Yet there are 740 million illiterate people in this world and 250 million children of primary school age who lack basic reading and writing skills (UNESCO). Books are necessary for the development of these skills, and still 50% of schools in Africa have few or no books at all (SACMEQ II).
To learn more about and how they accomplish these admirable goals, visit the Worldreader site.
For more on The Hotel Under the Sand, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Ann Monn