Readers of this blog will know I am passionate about books in general and e-readers in particular. I believe the e-reader technology can be used both for personal enjoyment and for the greater good.
Which is a long lead-up to say that lately I have had the good fortune to do some pro bono freelancing for a wonderful organization called Worldreader.org. Their goal is to help improve the lives of individuals and families in developing countries by giving greater access to books via e-reader technology. They are currently running pilot studies at schools in Ghana to test the feasibility of using e-readers to increase access to books as a means of increasing literacy and, ultimately, well-being.
I recently wrote a guest blog post for Worldreader.org, which you can see here. But, more importantly, I hope you will take a minute to watch some of the short videos on the site. The joy and excitement of the students with their Kindles is sure to brighten your day!