We are delighted to receive the generous donation made by prize-winning author, Dr Clare Wright. Her non-fiction work, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, won the 2014 Stella Prize, a major award dedicated to celebrating women’s writing in Australia.
At the announcement of her win last night, Dr Wright revealed that she would be splitting 10 per cent of her $50,000 prize-money between the two charitable organisations that are closest to her heart.
“The first is the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, who work at a community level to raise literacy levels and close the gap in educational outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. $2,500 will allow the ILF to get 20 early literacy kits in the Book Buzz project into the hands of families (mothers, babies, and toddlers) in the family engagement program that is run in Alice Springs through the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress,” she said.
Dr Wright is also donating prize money to her local high school, Northcote High.
Our Foundation is enormously grateful to receive the support of Wright and her recognition of the impact our Book Buzz program has on the lives of young Indigenous Australians living in remote communities.
The Book Buzz program – like all ILF initiatives – runs entirely on the generous donations we receive. If you would like to join Dr Wright in putting early literacy kits into the hands of families in need, click here to donate.