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Why you should support us this financial year

Why you should support us this financial year

Literacy provides children with future choice. Choice around jobs, wellbeing and health. Our End of Year Financial Appeal is aiming to make a positive difference where it is needed the most:  In communities where there are homes without books; In communities where kids often only encounter their first books when they start school; And in communities where books in a child's First Language simply don't exist. Whilst we are proud of the small steps and positive impact our programs have had to date, we are particularly keen this year to expand our reach to many more communities and to focus our resources on our early literacy program Book Buzz.  ...

  • Posted 12 June, 2018


National Reconciliation Week - Learn, Share, Grow

National Reconciliation Week - Learn, Share, Grow

Celebrate our history in The Legends of Moonie Jarl Written by Glen Miller, 26 May My name is Glen Miller, I am a Board Director of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and a descendant of the Butchulla people of the Fraser coast. Today we acknowledge the 10th anniversary of National Sorry Day, a milestone in Australia's history. This National Day of Healing is at the heart of our steps towards reconciliation. Tomorrow marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week and we reflect on this year's theme: 'LEARN, SHARE, GROW – DON'T KEEP HISTORY A MYSTERY'. Here, we are invited to explore our past as a country; learn, share and acknowledge the rich...

  • Posted 26 May, 2018


Student Ambassador Program submissions close 22 June

Student Ambassador Program submissions close 22 June

Do you know a great student leader?  We are excited to announce that submissions have opened for our new 2018 Student Ambassador Program. We invite schools to nominate a student from their school who demonstrates a strong sense of social justice, a passion for literacy, and great leadership skills.   The program nurtures these young leaders and empowers them to advocate the work of the ILF and run a Great Book Swap event in their local community.  Ten students from around Australia will be selected. They will receive... A lunch meeting with an ILF ambassador, such as Jessica Mauboy or Josh Pyke subject to...

  • Posted 24 May, 2018


Bringing fun back into reading on the Tiwi Islands

Bringing fun back into reading on the Tiwi Islands

The annual Tiwi trip is unlike any other community trip our Foundation goes on. What makes it so distinctive is the incredibly rich two-way exchange of learning and experience; for Tiwi students as well as for our team. Over the last six years of visiting Melville Island, the relationships with Milikapiti School and community, and Tiwi College have continued to grow.  Our ambassadors Justine Clarke, Alison Lester, Gregg Dreise and Anita Heiss; our Publishing Partner, Jessica Owen from Penguin Random House and Sue Beecher from Wendy Brooks Consulting, along with ILF staff have recently returned from this trip.  We were welcomed with distinctive warmth and...

  • Posted 21 May, 2018


Kick On For Literacy - 30 May (Melbourne)

Kick On For Literacy - 30 May (Melbourne)

Join music legend Archie Roach, bestselling authors and lovers of the AFL to kick on for literacy and help raise urgently needed funds for books in remote communities.  For the third year running, National Reconciliation Week and Sir Doug Nicholl’s round of the AFL will be celebrated by lovers of books and football, as hundreds gather at Melbourne University on May 30 for the annual Kick on for Literacy KOFL) fundraising event.  In a new partnership, the Epic Good Foundation and Hawthorn Football Club have joined forces with Queen’s College to raise funds for our Foundation ILF).  This year’s event will...

  • Posted 17 May, 2018