EBSCO donates digital content to support literacy in the developing world

Partnership with Worldreader will bring non-fiction content to mobile phones of families in sub-Saharan Africa and India

EBSCO Information Services is partnering with Worldreader, a non-profit dedicated to improving literacy in the developing world through digital books, to bring non-fiction content to children and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and India. EBSCO is donating proprietary reference articles which will be available via Worldreader Mobile, allowing readers to access the information through the cell phones they already have.

EBSCO worked with Worldreader to select learning resources that were easy to read on a mobile phone and included subjects Worldreader knows readers are interested in such as science, literature, poetry, biographies, history, philosophy, and maths. The articles donated by EBSCO will help Worldreader move towards its goal of reaching 10 million readers with its digital library by the end of 2015. 

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