Open Day for Leap into Literacy

Leap into Literacy’s Open Day was a success!open-day-photo

Many families and children came in on the day and found books to take home, img_0353had their face painted,img_0362 or made a name tag with tiles.img_0357 fullsizerender

From our book sale we raised enough money to buy many books for children living in remote communities through the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. It was a great turnout and a fantastic way to start Term 4 in our new location! As you can see in the photos, it was a fun day for all.

I’m so pleased and thanks to all who helped contribute! If you would like to contribute yourself to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, you can do so here: https://indigenousliteracyfoundation.secure.force.com/Donate/2015

As stated on their website: “The Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s (ILF) approach to raising literacy levels starts at a community level. The focus is on early exposure to appropriate and quality books – through book supply – to homes and communities. The ILF support first language and culture, and work with community members to translate books into first language. ILF supports the writing and publishing of community stories. There are strengths and challenges in each community, but the ILF continues to build relationships and find new ways to support communities according to what they need.

Like a great oral story, a great book can engage, excite and inspire a child. Reading opens doors to a world of opportunities. Learning to read begins with a book. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s Book Supply program gifts book and literacy resources to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia.

ILF works with over 30 publishers and a selection committee to ensure that each year new, culturally relevant books are chosen to be supplied. We ensure that 40 per cent of those books are created by Indigenous authors and illustrators. We have books available for babies through to adults. To date, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation has delivered over 150,000 books to more than 250 communities across Australia”.

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