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How books are used during health checks in remote Australia

In Kununurra, in the far east of the Kimberley region in Western Australia, just 37 kilometres from the Northern Territory border, books from ILF Book Supply program are being used during child health checks conducted at the Ord Valley Aboriginal Hea... Read more

Celebrating Children's Book Week!

This year, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is delighted and honoured to be supporting the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) for Children’s Book Week. This year’s theme, Australia! Story Country,... Read more

12 Year Old Hero

Sam Giles is not quite 12 years old, but already he’s making a difference. In the past few months Sam has been very busy organising events at his school to raise much-needed funds for ILF. The biggest fundraiser by far at St Peters Lutheran ... Read more

Cindy's Story - ILF Program Coordinator

Hi, My name is Cindy Manfong and I’m from Katherine NT. My father’s tribe is Mangarayi and my mother’s tribe is Jingili/Mudburra. I just moved to Sydney around late February to work with the ILF team as the Program Coordinator. B... Read more

2016 NAPLAN Preliminary Report Released Today

The 2016 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) Preliminary Report was released today revealing there has been no significant improvement in those areas since 2015, despite record government funding. This is a prelimi... Read more

What we do 

Our Foundation gifts new books and literacy resources to Indigenous kids and families in remote communities. Find out more.

Why we do it

To level the playing field so that all Australian children have the same opportunities to develop a life long love of reading

Who we are

We are a not-for-profit charity, funded entirely by donations. Licence Number CFN/21762

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  • 20-26 AUGUST

    Children's Book Week - This year's theme is "Australia! Story Country"!

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    Indigenous Literacy Day features Josh Pyke, Justine Clarke & kids from remote Australia

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    An ILF Fundraising event featuring Stan Grant in Conversation with Richard Flanagan

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    Make a lasting difference to future generations, support the Foundation's work by leaving a bequest.

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