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Every Child Deserves a Literate Parent

Every Child Deserves a Literate Parent

For the past five years, the Literacy for Life Foundation LFLF) has been receiving books from ILF’s Book Supply program for its adult literacy campaign in Collarenebri in north-western NSW. The books are used in a range of ways, explains Lia Weitzel, Campaign Project Officer with LFLF. Some are presented to participants at the midway and end points of the six-month course to celebrate their progress. “They spend time showing each other what book they got and telling each other who they’re going to read it to.” LFLF is a community-led organisation that tackles low levels of adult literacy in...

  • Posted 11 June, 2020


Mindfulness Group goes Online and Donates Savings to the ILF!

Mindfulness Group goes Online and Donates Savings to the ILF!

COVID-19 has seriously impacted our Foundation’s fundraising. But there is a breath of hope. We are finding more and more fundraisers are adapting and innovating to the social distancing and finding creative ways to fundraise for our Foundation.  This is a story of a small meditation group in Newcastle, an informal support group that has recently donated to our Foundation. “Sit In Sangha” is a non-denominational group of men and women with a shared desire to practice mindfulness meditation. Since 2013, the group of up to 15 members would meet each Monday evening in a hired room to mediate and share the benefits of...

  • Posted 09 June, 2020


We Are In this Together

We Are In this Together

(L-R) Community Relations Manager, Australia Post Julie Michaelson, National Indigenous Manager, Australia Post Chris Heelan and Program Director of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation Tina Raye at the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and Pen Pal Club launch in February this year. $1 from the sale of every Pen Pal Club book will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation up to a maximum donation of $20,000.   For National Reconciliation Week, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and Australia Post share the value of their Reconciliation Action Plans and what “In This Together” means to their respective organisations.  In 2020, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation ILF)...

  • Posted 05 June, 2020


Listen, Learn, Advocate

Listen, Learn, Advocate

Everyone at the Indigenous Literacy Foundation has been appalled by the death of George Floyd and the ongoing and escalating militant response to many peaceful protests in the United States. So too, this week’s treatment of a young Indigenous teenager here in Australia, illustrates that our First Nations people also continue to face systemic challenges.    Over the last week, we have witnessed a growing community on social media acknowledge the injustice and racism on our own shores. There is a growing awareness and desire to support organisations that are working to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s core...

  • Posted 04 June, 2020


Shallow in the Deep End still a Tiwi Favourite!

Shallow in the Deep End still a Tiwi Favourite!

Shallow In the Deep End was written and illustrated by Tiwi College Senior girls, with ILF ambassador Jared Thomas and published by Scholastic Australia through the ILF Create Initiative. The story is about the friendship and adventures of Shallow the baby water buffalo and Bruno the dog – and still a classroom favourite on Tiwi. Recently, we heard from Tammy Abala and Shane Tippa from Tiwi College with a story of how Shallow in the Deep End is still enjoyed by students! “Last week, we were locked out of our room, so I knew our routine for reading group would be disrupted,” explained...

  • Posted 02 June, 2020