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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


The Great Book Swap is open for registrations!

The Great Book Swap is open for registrations!

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s ILF) largest national fundraising and advocacy campaign, the Great Book Swap GBS) is launching today, Tuesday 16 March!  The Great Book Swap aims to raise $350,000 to gift 35,000 culturally relevant books to children in remote Indigenous communities across Australia. Last year, the pandemic limited many schools and businesses from hosting a Great Book Swap, but this year our Foundation is keen to boost momentum and increase participation by 20 percent. To help make this happen, we have an exciting new website, with new features to help you raise money and awareness, thank donors and reach fundraising...

  • Posted 16 March, 2021


Work with us!

Work with us!

We're hiring! Office Administrator/Receptionist (Identified).

A great opportunity is now available for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) to manage our busy office as an Office Administrator and receptionist.
If you are a team player who likes variety and are highly organised, we would love to hear from you.

  • Posted 09 March, 2021


Reading Together in the APY Lands

Reading Together in the APY Lands

The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara APY) lands in the northern and western parts of South Australia includes such remote communities as Ernabella, Flinders Park, Yalata and Kenmore Park. As the Early Childhood Leader for schools in the region, Kerry Bosisto is well placed to keep up to date with how the books and resources from ILF’s Book Buzz program are being used. “I visit each of the preschools and playgroups in the APY Lands each term. I regularly see the teachers, families and children reading and viewing the Buzz books. The books are a good size for young hands, attractive and...

  • Posted 23 February, 2021