Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Kindle Reading Fund colabora con Worldreader para la lectura de los niños en Africa

Vía el siguiente tweet de @meetbcncowork descubrí el proyecto Worldreader.org y la Kindle Reading Fund:


Worldreader es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que tiene por misión llevar libros electrónicos a cada niño y a su familia, para que puedan mejorar sus vidas.



La fundación Worldreader trata de ayudar a crear hábitos de lectura para mejorar países como Camerun, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia o Zimbabwe.

El único PROBLEMA que he visto yo en este tipo de ayudas que se piensan desde el primer mundo hacia el tercer mundo es, cómo podrán los niños cargar sus portátiles o sus Amazon Kindle, cuando en la mayoría de estos países en las escuelas no disponen de corriente eléctrica...

A continuación un vídeo de la colaboración de Amazon en Worldreader...

Amazon Worldreader



The Kindle Reading Fund is a program that seeks to make books more easily available to communities around the world through digital reading. The Fund will donate Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and Kindle eBooks to further reading around the world. Initial programs in the Fund include:
  • Worldreader – Through a new collaboration with Worldreader, Amazon is donating thousands of Kindle e-readers to support reading programs in the developing world. Worldreader’s mission is to create a planet where everyone is a reader — after just six years, they have helped more than 4 million readers around the world access a library of both global and local books. For more information about Worldreader and their programs, visit www.worldreader.org
  • Local Schools and Libraries – As part of our contribution to the communities where our customers and employees live and work, Amazon has donated thousands of Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets to schools and libraries throughout the world. Amazon is committed to improving children’s literacy. Kindle e-readers are an exceptional tool for teachers and students to ignite excitement for reading and create more advanced learning opportunities by bringing technology into the classroom. 
  • Hospitals and Nonprofit Organizations – We’re dedicated to helping local hospitals and nonprofit organizations. In the last year, we have provided devices to Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mary’s Place, Rainier Scholars, Well Spring Family Services and more in the Seattle area. 
  • The National PTA –As the official e-reader of the PTA, Kindle and the National PTA are working together to help families get more involved in their children’s reading through the Family Reading Experience program. To learn more about this program, visit here.

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