Sunday the 5th of August was a frosty morning but nevertheless there were thousands of energetic runners (and dogs!) out and about, excited to compete for their chance to win Dobroyd Point Public School’s 16th Annual Bay Run. However nervous for the run they were, they were both intrigued and interested to see the chosen charity for this year’s run: the Indigenous Literacy Foundation situated down at the starting line explaining and educating dozens of runners young and old on the plight of Indigenous kids in remote communities across the nation.
As a former student of DPPS and a newly minted Indigenous Literacy Foundation Student Ambassador, helping out the ILF on the day was a blend of the familiar and the brand new, yet I took great delight in seeing the eager faces of my former peers and teachers as I explained to them both my passion for the cause and the wonderful work the ILF was doing to help close the literacy gap. I left the stall feeling excited and energised for the work ahead in organising my own fundraiser for the ILF and Indigenous Literacy Day.
“We were so appreciative of the books that were sent to us. Some of the adult fiction books were left over so we put them in the waiting room bookshelf. They are slowly disappearing over time, which means our families are taking them home to read!”
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) acknowledges First Nations peoples and recognises their continuous connection to Country, community and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and honour the sharing of traditional stories passed down through generations. In particular, ILF acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which our head office is based in Sydney.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation further recognises the important role that language and storytelling have for culture and community, and the responsibilities that come with our work in these areas. If you notice any information you believe is inaccurate, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation works as an initiative of the Australian Book Industry with 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.