In May 2012 a group of young students from St Therese’s school, Wilcannia, travelled to Sydney to experience the city.During their stay, the children participated in a class run by ILF Ambassador and Australian Children’s Co-Laureate Alison Lester. They created beautiful watercolour images, which have now been printed in a small book called Stories about Wilcannia and Sydney.
ILF has a long-standing relationship with St Therese’s School. Our Foundation has supplied them with books and travelled out to launch No Tharlta on the Bus and Lenny and the Big Red Malka and to run workshops with the students. This year Tina Raye, our Program Manager, presented the book to the new Principal, Jim Finucane and read the book to the kids.
Images show workshops and Stories about Wilcannia and Sydney
“We consider the work you do as imperative in assisting to closing the gap. ILF helps correct inequity by assisting to remove barriers around cost and accessibility of obtaining books. Catering specifically to Aboriginal people enhances their engagement also.”
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.
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Indigenous Literacy Foundation is registered with the ACNC and is a Public Benevolent Institution with DGR1 and TCC status.
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