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Reaching out to Families with Conversational Reading

Reaching out to Families with Conversational Reading

About three and a half hours north of Alice Springs, some 20 kilometres to the east off the Stuart Highway in the NT, lies the community of Alekarenge. Here, four mornings a week, about 20 to 30 zero to five year olds and their parents and carers attend a Families as First Teachers (FaFT) playgroup.

  • Posted 27 April, 2021


Finding New Ways to Support Early Learning

Finding New Ways to Support Early Learning

Our Foundation has been working with Families as First Teachers (FaFT) programs for a number of years. FaFT is an early learning and family support program for remote Indigenous families, whose aim is to support children's learning and development, by working with Indigenous families and children prior to school entry. 

  • Posted 21 April, 2021


Join the team!

Join the team!

The ILF are now recruiting for a part time Marketing Assistant role (Identified). If you are interested in getting hands-on experience in marketing, with a particular focus on Social Media, we are looking for someone to assist 2 – 3 days per week, with the possibility of moving to a full-time role over time.

  • Posted 15 April, 2021


Fostering An Early Love Of Reading In Remote Arnhem Land

Fostering An Early Love Of Reading In Remote Arnhem Land

In the middle of Arnhem Land, about 3.5 hours’ drive inland from Nhulunbuy and a good 9 hours on the road from Katherine, is the small community of Gapuwiyak. The 2020/2021 wet season in the Top End has been “terribly wet”, says Sharee Nagle, who works in the Families as First Teachers FaFT) program, based at the local school. Many roads in the region are still flooded but the big wet hasn’t held back the FaFT program in Gapuwiyak. In fact, it’s grown! In 2020 about eight children aged zero to four years attended each day. But this year, on...

  • Posted 30 March, 2021


Creating books in Kalaw Kawaw Ya (KKY)

Creating books in Kalaw Kawaw Ya (KKY)

Back in 2019, our team headed off for the first time to the remote islands in the Torres Strait, off the tip of the Cape York Peninsula. Along with ILF Board member and Badhu yoepkazz woman) Leitha Assan, and Ella Kris from the Torres Strait, they facilitated a series of writing and illustration workshops in collaboration with community members and schools on Boigu, Saibai and Dauan Islands. Their aim was to create children’s books written in Kalaw Kawaw Ya KKY), a dialect of Kala Lagaw Ya, the traditional language spoken on the three islands. Almost two full years later, two...

  • Posted 24 March, 2021


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