Learning to read and write changes everything
In 2012 we partnered with The Lowitja Institute, the University of New England and indigenous education campaigner Jack Beetson to establish the Literacy for Life Foundation.
The LFLF works to improve Aboriginal adult literacy across Australia, aiming to strengthen a culture of literacy within communities, and open up employment and further education opportunities.
It focuses on empowering communities to be self-sufficient, with local Aboriginal staff recruited and trained to run literacy campaigns in their own communities.
As well as improving literacy, LFLF campaigns create immense flow-on effects, with reports of increased school attendance, greater uptake of health services and fewer interactions with the justice systems.
- 100% community led
- 13 communities
- 280+ graduates
- 4 x graduation rate of other programs
- 50% reduction in crime