• A Advocate
  • I Implementer


Worldreader believes that readers build a better world. A nonprofit with a low-cost, high-tech approach, Worldreader combines 21st-century technology, culturally-relevant digital books, and supportive programming to improve learning outcomes, workforce readiness, and gender equity in vulnerable communities around the world. Since 2010, Worldreader and its partners have distributed over 58 million digital books to more than 17 million children and young adults across six regions (United States, East Africa, West Africa, Latin America, MENA, and South Asia). Worldreader is always looking for partners to reach millions more.

Realizing Worldreader’s mission means a world where every person, irrespective of their gender, can pursue diverse dreams for their futures and have an equal opportunity to make these dreams a reality. We see a world where every child and adult are safe from harm and where they have equitable access and time for education, work, and personal growth. As such, Worldreader has adopted four gender equality principles to guide our work and support SDG 5: 1.Promote gender equality as a right - Gender equality is an internationally-recognized human right and Worldreader’s commitment to it is founded on globally agreed-upon principles, such as gender equity and non-discrimination. 2. Account for gender equality within the organization - Gender equality is at the center of Worldreader’s efforts and across all levels and parts of our organization. 3. Demonstrate impact - Worldreader advances gender equality through gender-targeted interventions and cross-programmatic gender mainstreaming. 4.Value partnerships and collaborations -  Worldreader will put gender equality at the center of its collaboration efforts with communities, stakeholders, and organizations, as well as advocate for greater focus on gender equality amongst our partners and donors.

Primary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Networking/Convening

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

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Education topics addressed


  • Other


  • School quality


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • No additional topics
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

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Headquarters location(s)

  • San Francisco, California, United States of America

Office location(s)

  • Ghana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • N/A
  • Peru
  • Spain



Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Ghana
  • India
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Peru

Projects Back to Top