Fantasy Fiction Author D.C. Akers Teams Up With Worldreader To Help Fight Global Illiteracy
Online PR News – 05-November-2013 –”I’m proud to help support Worldreader’s mission to eradicate illiteracy globally. Helping to educate through literacy is a powerful way to gain ground on poverty. Since I’m a fantasy-fiction author I like to think I will add that element of escape too. To me reading is like taking a journey filled with the fantastic and the unexpected. There is nothing like an adventure that takes you further from reality with every turn of the page. I want to be able to offer these kids that and Woldreader is giving me the opportunity to do that. My donations will go to the children that need them most,” said D.C. Akers, Author.
Worldreader has wirelessly distributed more than 721,129 African and international e-books to children in 9 sub-Saharan African countries. As a result in less than 5 months children show significant improvements in fluency and comprehension and the gender gap closes. Once these children are active readers, together with their families they can continue to access our content via our mobile phone app available to 80% of the developing world via feature phones– helping people make decisions, learn, grow and change their lives.
D.C. Akers’s donation will consist of two of his bestselling titles, Haven: A Stranger Magic and Terra Vonnel and the Skulls of Aires “My books are more than just an adventure; they’re about self-sacrifice and overcoming tragedy. Each book is an action-packed journey full of suspense, magic, mystery, and intrigue.”
Worldreader is a non-profit organisation in the United States that has introduced the e-reading technology in Ghana to make reading more attractive and friendly to children and to empower students and pupils to develop the habit of reading.
The organisation, Worldreader, which is dedicated to transforming reading in the developing world, has already begun the project with the distribution of a total of 1200 e-readers to students and teachers in the Kade, Adeiso, Suhum and Ayensuano districts in the Eastern Region to enable them to read more and better, as well as enhance their skills in using the technology. Learn more at http://www.worldreader.org.
About D.C. Akers
Like many who enjoy the fantasy genre, Akers started reading it as an adolescent. He was fascinated with Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Akers enjoys creating a fantasy world with compelling storylines, while injecting humor and a touch of drama into the action as he did with his first two books, Haven: A Stranger Magic and Terra Vonnel and the Skulls of Aries, which has received rave reviews.
Original Press Release can be found here.
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