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Stories from community
We are addressing the poor literacy rates in Indigenous remote communities, by gifting books, promoting early literacy and publishing community stories, many in home languages.
We gift new, culturally
appropriate books to communities that need them. We have supplied over 350,000
books to over 280 remote communities in our lifetime.
An early literacy
program designed to encourage reading in children under five, and inspire their
families and carers to get involved. Some Book Buzz books are translated into
We have published 90 books written by community,
reflecting 18 Aboriginal languages, with support from many of Australia's renowned authors and illustrators.
Your donation helps provide books and literacy programs to remote communities where they are needed most
$25 can buy three or more culturally relevant books
for remote communities. $300 buys packs of 40 books. $500 helps translate stories into first language.
Individuals or businesses
can help by running an event, donating a percentage of sales, or holding a Great Book Swap.
Become a partner and help us achieve our goals. Find out how your business can change the lives of children in very remote areas through sponsorship.
At the extremely isolated Kalumburu Remote Community School on the northernmost tip of WA, books gifted by our Foundation are being enthusiastically received. “The kids went through the books as...
Our annual Trivia night in Melbourne is back! Join us for a night of book trivia, laughter and fundraising with the wonderful Brian Nankervis as your host. The night raises funds...
Here at Oonoonba State School, we wrapped our ILF Book Store after eight days, which commenced on Indigenous Literacy Day, Wednesday 4 September. We were quite concerned that many of our students would...
– Anita Pacey, Early Years Teacher
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation works as an initiative of the Australian Book Industry with the support of:
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is registered with the ACNC and is a Public Benevolent Institution with DGR1 and TCC status. ABN 45 146 631 843.
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