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Friday 19 November 2010

Indigenous Literacy: You can help

Did you know? Four in five Indigenous children from remote communities are unable to read to the minimum standard.

The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is working to close the gap and reverse this statistic.

During November and in the lead-up to Christmas, the ALNF annual Wall of Hands Indigenous Literacy Appeal is aiming to raise $150,000 to establish effective and practical literacy programs in the many remote Indigenous communities the ALNF is still to reach.

How can you help? 
An interactive website, wallofhands.com.au, lets supporters rally their friends and family, pledge a donation and build a virtual wall of hands. The more people involved the bigger the ‘wall’, and a ‘wall’ is easily shared via social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook. The Sydney Morning Herald will publish the ‘wall’, featuring the biggest fundraisers, towards the end of the campaign.

Kids Book Review is proud to have set up our very own Wall of Hands, to help raise awareness and gather donations towards this important cause. Click on the image below to join us - even as little as $5 can help to make a big difference to the lives of these children.