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ILF visits APY lands for the first time

We’re visiting the APY lands in remote SA today! APY stands for Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara and are the lands in remote North West South Australia with a population of 2500, consisting of Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatja... Read more

Celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day the Pormpuraaw Way

Indigenous Literacy Day 2016 was a family affair at Pormpuraaw, a remote Aboriginal community on Cape York Peninsula. The Child Care Centre at the Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation, which caters for infants to 3½ year olds, hosted a Fa... Read more


Students in inner West Sydney learn a little Pitjantjatjara, that birds literally fall out of the sky during the hottest months in Tjuntjuntjara; and how to hunt Marku.... It's not often that children from an inner west primary school get the ... Read more

Indigenous Literacy Day that was

On Wednesday this week, 7 September, it was Indigenous Literacy Day, our major fundraising event for the year. An absolutely incredible morning at the Sydney Opera House saw celebrations with ILF friends, ambassadors, pa... Read more

Hungry for Stories in Alice Springs Pre-school

“We use the books all the time,” says Jenny Cooper, a teacher at Gillen Pre-school in Alice Springs. “The kids just eat the stories up. It’s great to watch!” Gillen Pre-school, near the centre of Alice Springs, has be... 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

How can you help?

You can donate funds regularly or run specific fundraising activities

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