Indigenous Literacy Day is Wednesday September 5

Can you imagine not being able to read a newspaper, a road sign or directions on a bottle of
medication? Sadly, this is a reality faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in
remote communities today.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and
opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions. This is done by
providing books and literacy resources to Indigenous communities and raising broad community
awareness of Indigenous literacy issues.

The major fundraising day this year will be on Wednesday 5 September. Join individuals,
schools, booksellers and publishers, libraries and other businesses to celebrate and raise funds on
the day. Register your support now and contact The Indigenous Literacy Foundation if you would
like any further information or brochures and posters.

The information above was provided from the Indigenous Education Bulletin, August 2012


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