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Scalable digital delivery with on-the-ground partner organizations: A commentary by Rebecca Chandler Leege

April 07, 2022

Indian_girl_and_mother_tablet_GettyImages_Ankit SahOver two decades of work in international development and education, I’ve often heard the claim that educational development initiatives aren’t scalable. I’ve seen firsthand that this is not true. In just over a decade, my organization, Worldreader, has reached 20 million readers across the globe. That’s no small feat! But we also know there are millions more children who deserve the opportunity to read regularly. We’ve learned lessons that will help us reach our next 200 million readers, in partnership with our colleagues across the development sector.

Our concept—scalable digital delivery with on-the-ground partner organizations—has brought reading to families in under-resourced communities the world over, and it’s a model that works across educational initiatives. I believe that digital delivery will play a critical role for any educational development organization planning to roll out programs—if we learn the right lessons.

Read the full commentary by Rebecca Chandler Leege, chief impact officer at Worldreader.

(Photo credit: Getty Images/Ankit Sah) 

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