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Kindles Are Helping Educate Kids In Africa

A non-profit organization called Worldreader is bringing eReaders to families around the world in hopes of putting “a library of books in the hands of families worldwide, using e-reader technology.”

Their latest success is getting 440 Kindles into the hands of students in a village in Ghana.

Here is more from the Worldreader blog: “The students understood that e-readers can change their life.  It wasn’t a shiny gadget that has market value and can be traded for other goods.  11 year-old Deborah, whose little brother also got an e-reader in Primary, took Elizabeth and me into her home after school where her mother told me: ‘Deborah dreams of becoming a doctor when she’s older, and now she can read all about how to do that.’”

For more information on the organization, check out their blog.

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