Month: November 2018
Celebrating the milestones achieved in the introduction of the e-readers program dubbed LEAP 2.0 in partnership with Worldreader.
|knls Director Richard Atuti, Sejal Shah, Worldreader Board Chair, Joan Mwachi Country Director Worldreader, Sam Madoka Board Member knls and pupils display the LEAP 2.0 report during the launch.|
Kenya National Library Service benefited with over 3000 e-reader devices that were introduced to the libraries in partnership with Worldreader. Through a program dubbed (Libraries, E-Reading, Activities, Partnerships) LEAP, Worldreader sought to work with libraries in promoting reading using digital devices. LEAP 1.0
Library E-reading and Partnership ProgramFollowing the successful implementation of the LEAP 2.0 two-year project, Worldreader released their final project report which was launched on 1st August 2018, at Sarova Panafic Hotel in a breakfast forum. Unlike where independent community libraries were involved, LEAP 2.0 was solely implemented under the knls network. The LEAP (Libraries, E-reading, Activities and Partnerships) project brought Worldreader’s digital reading platform to 61 public libraries in Kenya. It took place over 3 years (2014 – 2017) and delivered 3,000 e-reading devices and over 600,000 e-books across Kenya. It was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The event was attended by publishers, librarians, authors, Worldreader staff, knls staff and journalists, selected beneficiaries of the program among others.
Worldreader collaborates with device manufacturers, local and international publishers, government agencies, education officials, and local communities in order to boost reading worldwide.
Guest during the Worldreader Report Launch at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi.