Worldreader, making digital books available in the developing world

Worldreader is a very interesting non-profit venture to get e-reading devices to those in developing countries.  Very similar to the one laptop per child concept.  Here’s the information from their about page:

Worldreader.org’s mission is to make digital books available to all in the developing world, enabling millions of people to improve their lives.  We identify schools, train teachers, work with communities, and partner with publishers to bring millions of books to underserved children and families in the developing world.

You can find out more about our important pilot work here.  And we don’t work alone: companies like Random House and Amazon.com, and government institutions like USAID, all work together to help us achieve our mission.  Read about our partnerships here.

We operate in the United States as a not-for-profit public charity under IRC Sec. 501(c)(3), meaning our donors’ contributions are fully tax-deductible. In Spain, we are organized as a not-for-profit Fundación, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education.

Worldreader.org treats its donors’ funds seriously and with respect. We have zero tolerance towards bribery or corruption, and would rather decline an opportunity than compromise our organization’s values of integrity and focus on education and literacy.

We value thrift and flexibility. Nearly all of our us are volunteers, and whenever possible we endeavor to partner with other charitably minded organizations rather than spend money on overhead expenses.

Finally, while Worldreader.org is a non-profit organization, we deeply recognize the value of partnership and market-friendly activities to help us achieve our goals. We welcome collaboration with manufacturers, publishers, governments, telecoms, and others who share our goal of books for all.

The fastest way to contact us is through our contact form, or you can use our general e-mail address:info@worldreader.org.

Our physical addresses are:

Worldreader.org
506 2nd Ave Suite 1800
Seattle WA 98104
USA
Phone: +1-206-588-6057
Fax: +1-831-299-5366

And in Spain:

Worldreader.org
Balmes, 188, 6
08006 Barcelona
SPAIN
Phone: +34 93 152 1001
Fax: +34 93 218 8101