“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.” – Karen Williams, Executive Director of Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Indigenous Literacy celebrates indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. The day also highlights the disadvantages experienced in remote communities and rallies to create equal opportunities. Here are some great ideas from www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au on how you can help:
- Make a donation through our website
- Hold a Great Book Swap or your own fundraising event
- Donate a percentage of your product sales on this day – popular for bookshops!
- Take an ILF donation box to work or school
- Buy an ILF t-shirt for your staff or students to wear to work or school
- Pre-order a copy of I Saw We Saw for your school or family
- Stock I Saw We Saw in your bookshop
- Become a regular giver or set up workplace giving
- Make your organisation a partner
- Become an event volunteer
- Advocate for us on social media and tag @IndigenousLiteracyFoundation on Facebook and @IndigenousLF on Twitter and Instagram