Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Give Literacy this Christmas • Indigenous Literacy Foundation
Can you imagine your life without the pleasure of being able to read? Without being able to delve into a book and take in stories, ideas and knowledge outside of your own experience?
"It’s hard to believe but before we worked with the ILF, books were non-existent in the region. Often, the only translated text available is the Ngaanyatjarra Bible – and families aren’t necessarily going to sit down with their children and read that to develop pre-literacy skills. Without the support of the ILF we wouldn’t be able to translate books or even have the books in our classroom or children’s homes." Kiara Jones
Kiara is the Early Learning Educator at Blackstone and Jameson Communities in the Ngaanyatjarraku Shire in Western Australia. These communities are extremely remote, approximately 900 kilometres from Alice Springs and about 1,500 kilometres from Perth.
This Christmas, with your help, we aim to donate $5,000 to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
We now need only 1,000 more customers to give $2 each.
To make it easy, you can donate online at abbeys.com.au or donate in-store at 131 York Street, Sydney - next to QVB.
All those $2 donations will add up fast!
A big THANK YOU to all of you who have already donated.
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