Today mums, toddlers and babies from the very remote community of Warburton, located just south of the Gibson Desert, will read stories in English and Ngaanyatjarra, at a special event in Perth celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day.
Joined by ILF Ambassador Sally Morgan, the event will include kindy students, teachers, and community members at Swanbourne Primary School in Perth. Over 20,000 students from around Australia, including many students from WA, will help celebrate the day with Great Book Swaps and other fundraising events.
Indigenous Literacy Day is a national event held to raise awareness and vital funds for literacy for over 200 remote communities across Australia.
How you can help:
Individiuals can Get Caught Reading - make a small donation and share the love of books.
Participating schools host a Great Book Swap Challenge and other fundraising activities.
Participating publishers and booksellers donate 5% (or more) of their takings from their invoices/sales on ILD.
Participating businesses, clubs and organisations host a Great Book Swap Challenge or other fundraising activities.
- Posted 04 September, 2013