To achieve this mission, we have built a cloud-based library full of e-books. In areas where books are scarce but mobile networks are expanding, our digital platform provides access to critical educational and reading materials. It is optimized for low bandwidth environments, easy to use, and will ultimately be available on any device. It is also significantly more cost effective and sustainable than building and maintaining physical libraries. Our content is curated for each site with on-the-ground partners to meet their specific, educational and cultural needs in the local languages.
So far, we’ve launched in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo and have plans to expand into Rwanda in 2015. We will continue to expand across to reach millions of individuals who want to learn and read.
“Vision is a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.”
“My books are very few, but then the world is before me – a library open to all – from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me – in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure to furnish something to amuse, if not to instruct and improve.”
“The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it.”
“Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement”
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world, Love of books is the best of all.”