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Books For Africa and Worldreader to Send Both E-Books and E-Readers and Content to Schools Throughout Africa

by Sam Wakoba
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WorldreaderNon-profit shipper of books Books For Africa and Worldreader, a non-profit empowering the world’s poorest people with e-readers and digital content have partnered to send both e-books and e-readers to schools and students across Africa in the coming months.

 Books For Africa’ will distribute Worldreader‘s digital content and e-readers to schools in Africa.

“It is truly a collaboration that that will allow both organizations to continue doing what they do best and, in working together,  increase educational opportunities across the African continent,” said Patrick Plonski, executive director of the St. Paul-based Books For Africa (BFA).

“Once we put an e-reader in a child’s hand, she is able to download new and relevant information with a touch of a button.  Now, children and families are empowered with a digital library which holds thousands of relevant books and never closes.  We’re thrilled to partner with Books For Africa so that more people can change the world around them,” said David Risher, CEO and Co- Founder of Worldreader.

The first order of 50 e-readers under this partnership has been secured by Books For Africa’s strategic partner, the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, for a shipment to Nigeria in the near future to assess the usability of this technology in Nigeria and across Africa and to serve as a model for future shipments.

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