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Hands Up for Indigenous Literacy


Another Lost Shark

If you are here right now, chances are you have the literacy skills to successfully engage with your community and the wider world. Literacy is one of the things that unites us and allows us to face the world with confidence.

Sadly, right here in our own backyard, young people in indigenous communities face a one in five chance of becoming literate. This is a statistic that continues to outrage me… how, in a country as blessed as ours, has this been allowed to happen? I don’t have any easy answer for that, but what I do want to be is part of a solution.

That’s where I need your help…

Wall of Hands

Currently, the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) are working with Indigenous communities and schools around Australia with the aim that 5 out of 5 kids will learn to read – the vital first step to a satisfying and…

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