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24 February 2011 - USAID m4Ed4Dev Seminar - eReaders - David Risher, Worldreader.org

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  • Background and numbers on the iREAD pilot study you just witnessed
  • Where once there were no books, now there is this
  • The model is scalable.Required from partner: forces on-the-ground, government support, money, school/library/community center relations

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  • Worldreader.org
    Books For All
    Presentation to USAID
    24 Feb 2011
  • Our mission is to make digital books available to all in the developing world…
  • …enabling millions of people to improve their lives.
  • We work with e-readers…
    • A library in a child’s hand
    • Battery life up to 4 weeks on 1 hour charge
    • 60-second access to 700,000 books
    • GSM-based
    • Near-zero distribution costs
    • Reading shifts from supply-constrained to demand-based
    • Rapidly decreasing costs
    • First-world technology applied to developing world problems
  • …and a whole lot more.
  • Current Pilot: iREAD Project
    • 500+ students / 6 schools in Ghana
    • 35,528 books
    • Local textbooks
    • Local storybooks
    • Int’l storybooks
    • 67% of students download added books/magazines
    • USAID supports M & E
  • iREAD Pilot Study, Ghana
  • Video
  • What’s on the e-readers?
  • Worldreader Published Content
  • iREAD M & E
    Two key questions:
    Are kids reading more?
    Are kids reading better?
    Conducted by ILC Africa, with USAID GDA funding
  • E-reader Economics
  • Worldreader economics
    2015 E-reader cost: $50 + 10%
    $11/year over 5 years
    Content: 30% discount off paper books
    Distribution costs: Near-zero
    When savings /student > $11/year,
    E-readers pay for themselves
  • Worldreader’s E-reader economics
  • What’s Next: Worldreader in a Box
    Combine Worldreader program, expertise, & content with local funding and implementation
    Average of one opportunity / week
    Kenya
    Guatemala
    Mali
  • What’s next: Worldreader-in-a-Box
    • Expertise
    • Use
    • Training, community support
    • Set-up, logistics, maintenance
    • Savings
    • Duty-free import
    • Discounted device
    • Donated cases, lights
    • Content
    • Local digitized textbooks
    • Authors’ books
    • Publisher relations
  • Sources of Funding
  • Worldreader Partners
    Woeli Publishing
  • Upcoming Projects
    iREAD 2, Ghana
    4300 students
    Total budget: $8,435,000
    In-Kind / Multilateral Contribution: $6,258,000
    Content
    M&E at $830,000
    Worldreader to Finance: $2,187,00
    Kilgoris, Kenya
    50 students
    Total budget: $324,400
    In-Kind raised: $283,700
    Cash required: $50,500
    (shared: Kilgoris and WR)
    Worldreader to Finance: $27,300
  • How to Help
    Public show of support
    Partner proposal and evaluation
    On-the-ground expertise
    Government relations
    Local funding for devices
    Funding for capacity-building
  • Worldreader.org
    Books For All