We’re supporting the ILF and literacy in a number of ways
For children in isolated communities, accessing books can be tough, and literacy levels can be much lower than other parts of Australia. Together with our not-for-profit partner, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, we’re using our vast network to support the delivery of books to Indigenous children in remote regions. ILF’s program is designed to give children more opportunities to read and build their literacy skills, with 40% of books authored and illustrated by Aboriginal and Torres Islander people.
ILF's Book Supply program
Since partnering with the ILF in 2020, we’ve ensured the safe delivery of over 160,000 books to 325 remote communities, giving children and their families access to new and culturally appropriate books.
In 2021, we expect to deliver even more books into the hands of young readers in schools, healthcare centres and service organisations.
The Pen Pal Club
We’re helping primary school students across the country get excited about reading and writing through our Pen Pal Club program.
The program’s accompanying storybook, written by Sally Morgan and illustrated by Annie White, follows four pen pals who exchange hand-written letters, learning about each other’s families and hometowns.
Indigenous Literacy – Teacher's Resource
In celebration of Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD) 2020 and our partnership with the ILF, we created a special teachers’ guide. It’s been designed to work with the Australian curriculum to engage students in learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' storytelling, culture and history.