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Saturday 23 June 2012

Wall of Hands for Indigenous Literacy

Right now, four out of five Indigenous kids in remote communities cannot read. It's an appalling statistic, when being able to read and write is a basic human right. Only by working together can we make a difference to give Indigenous kids the chance to write their own futures.

Yesterday marked the launch of the 2012 Wall of Hands Indigenous Literacy Appeal. The support shown for this important program allows The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation to continue their programs in Tennant Creek and Mungkarta, and launch a new program to a whole new community of kids in Elliott, Northern Territory.

The ALNF are now reaching hundreds of children in these communities but they need more support.

The Wall of Hands movement is about improving Indigenous literacy, one community at a time. This year, the goal is to establish a new program in Ali-Curung, a remote community in the Northern Territory. Ali-Curung is located 350km north of Alice Springs and has a population of 500, including 150 school kids. This new program will ensure these kids receive the life-changing gift of literacy.

Please join in the Wall of Hands by raising your hand and saying 'I care'. Raise your hand today by making a donation to support these kids. Then start spreading the word to help us reach our $300,000 target to ensure we can launch our literacy program within this community.

With your help, Wall of Hands will continue to make a difference within remote communities to help Indigenous kids reach their true potential.