4 September 2012 - National Indigenous Literacy Day

Copyright - Clancy Tucker (c)

Rain on Ayers Rock - Australia Day 2001

Quote of the day:

"We must be the change we wish to see!"

Mahatma Ghandi



G'day guys,

Tomorrow is National Indigenous Literacy Day in Australia. What is it you may ask?

Now in its sixth year, the event is organised by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and involves a host of well known authors, ambassadors and dignitaries from its Patron Therese Rein, the Governor of WA, Sally Morgan, Andy Griffiths, May O'Brien, Kate Grenville, Samuel Wagan Watson, Kaz Cooke, Kim Scott and many more. ILF Founder, Suzy Wilson, said the Foundation hopes to raise awareness and importantly funds, to support literacy on 5 September.

"Funds raised will help us buy new books and resources for kids living in the remotest parts of Australia", she said.

"One in five children living in a remote community cannot read or write to the basic minimum level. Our Foundation provides access and resources for children in these communities".

Ms Wilson said that the Foundation was hoping to raise over $150,000 and that businesses, individuals and institutions could all lend their support by making a tax deductable donation on the day.The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a not-for-profit charity established with the support of the Australian Book Industry. It does not receive any government funding. The Foundation aims to raise $600,000 in 2012 to support its program.

Donations can be made online via: www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au  or by calling: (02) 93192883

Clancy's comment: can't be a bad idea if kids get to read books. As I've always said, 'Teach someone to read and they can educate themselves.' So, get on board folks and do what you can. This is a vast country. All kids, no matter where they live, deserves to have access to books.

I'm Clancy Tucker.

Copyright - Clancy Tucker (c)

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