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Igniting hope in the Homelands

“They make a beeline for the bookshelves first thing each morning,” says Tania de Bono, the years 4 to 6 class teacher at Yirrkala School in the NT. “Anything to do with science, nature, space – they love it. They call each ov... Read more

Connecting communities with books

At Coonamble Shire Library, books from the ILF Book Supply Program are not only encouraging the Indigenous community to use the library but is also helping to bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous library users. Raquel Pickering, th... Read more

Kids' faces light up at sight of news books!

Kids attending a multi-purpose child care centre on Kalano Community in the NT get very excited when boxes of new books from the ILF’s Book Supply Program are delivered. “The children’s faces light up,” says Jade Browne, th... Read more

Illustration workshop at Marree Aboriginal School (SA)

Possums and Tall Trees is one of our first 2017 Community Literacy Projects that will be published and gifted to a number of communities that speak Arabana language. ILF travelled with an artist and designer to work with Marr... Read more

2016 NAPLAN Report Released

Only one quarter of Indigenous Year 5 students in very remote areas were at or above the national minimum standard for reading compared to 91 per cent for non-Indigenous students. The 2016 National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy ... 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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