Today is Indigenous Literacy Day, the annual campaign of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to bringing culturally appropriate books and literacy resources to Indigenous children between 0 and 11 years living in some of the most remote communities in Australia.
The Foundation aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions.
On Indigenous Literacy Day, participating book publishers and booksellers donate at least 5 per cent of their takings, so today’s the day to buy a book! It doesn’t matter whether you buy a book online or in a bricks-and-mortar store, your purchase will directly assist some of Australia’s most disadvantaged young people.
I’m delighted to be helping the Foundation find sources of support in the corporate and philanthropic communities.
Here’s a short informative video about what the Foundation does: