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Thursday, 8 March 2012

News: Closing the Gap on Indigenous Literacy


During the past month, Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered a major speech reporting on the Government’s progress on Closing the Gap. For The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Closing the Gap means working as a community to deliver literacy resources, supporting community initiated literacy projects and working closely with a small number of communities on early literacy resources for preschools.

Let’s halve the gap in literacy and numeracy achievements for children by 2018 so more Indigenous children know the love of books.

Let’s halve the gap for Indigenous students in Year 12 or equivalent attainment rates by 2020, so more young people are ready for life and a job.

Let’s ensure access to early childhood education for all Indigenous four-year-olds in remote communities by 2012, so more Indigenous children are ready on their first day of school.

YOU can help. Make a donation today and help the ILF reach their 2012 goal to deliver 15,000 books to remote communities, schools and service organsations.

Help them work with community initiated literacy projects that ensure some Aboriginal stories, themes and life in remote communities are recorded.

Help them build literacy skills at the earliest age. Their goal is: $600,000 and they have $560,000 to go. Every little bit helps.

Head to the ILF website for more www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au

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