We believe education ‘opens doors’, and provides choices and opportunities for all children. At the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, we are driven to raise awareness as well as overcome the literacy challenges facing remote Indigenous communities.
When our Foundation first began gifting books to remote communities over 10 years ago we never expected to end up where we are today.
From creating early learning resources, to gifting over 440,000 books, and publishing 90 books in 18 Indigenous languages, we have been creating change. Our programs empower communities to tell their own stories, to read and write in their own languages, and give remote families what many urban and regional families can take for granted – access to books.
We receive no Government funding and rely solely on your generosity and that of our supporters and annual fundraising events. COVID-19 has meant that our fundraising events for at least the first half of the year have been cancelled, directly impacting our income by up to 60 per cent.
Now more than ever, your donation will make a huge difference!
This end of financial year, please consider donating what you can, and help us to facilitate literacy in remote Indigenous communities. With your help, we can continue opening doors to choices and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children and families.
With your generous support we can all make a difference together.
“The books from ILF arrive and we read them together with families and babies over several weeks so that families get used to the stories and feel confident in reading them, then they go home with families to have in their homes. The program has been extremely beneficial to our community.”
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.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation 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.
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