Pratham Books is Part of Worldreader’s “E-Books For All” Clinton Global Initiative Commitment
With the “E-Books For All” commitment, Worldreader plans to provide more than 5 million people with access to digital books so that they can improve their lives and their communities.
To achieve its Commitment goals, Worldreader has brought together a powerful array of partners including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Pratham Books, Kenya’s Longhorn Publishers, and Microsoft Mobile.
“Pratham Books has printed over 11 million books in 10 Indian languages and in English,” said Suzanne Singh, Chairperson, Pratham Books. “Our partnership with Worldreader will further enhance people’s lives as our openly-licensed books will be available in digital format to children in India and the rest of the world.”
“There are more cell phones on the planet than toothbrushes, and every one of them can become a library. Worldreader is bringing together publishers, device manufacturers, mobile carriers, teachers, children and communities together so that every person on the planet has access to books to improve their lives,” said David Risher, CEO and Co-Founder of Worldreader. “Through our work to date and our Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action we hope to improve millions of lives and create an ecosystem of reading that lasts forever”.