Indigenous Literacy Day 2022

Graduate Joyce (left) shares a book.
Photo: Collarenebri Graduate Joyce reading to a child.

Celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day on September 7, 2022 by supporting The Literacy for Life Foundation.

The Literacy for Life Foundation is an Aboriginal organisation led by Ngemba man, Professor Jack Beetson.

Since 2012 The Foundation has helped over 300 adult graduates learn to read and write.

Lifting adult literacy is an effective way to achieve progress in a whole range of important areas, including health, school education, employment, community safety and further training.

The Foundation utilises a community-led approach to lifting literacy – training and employing local Aboriginal staff to assist adults in their community that have missed out on education.

Here’s 7 ways you can support Literacy for Life Foundation on September 7, Indigenous Literacy Day:

  1. Consider making a monthly or on-off donation that will help more Aboriginal adults improve their basic literacy skills, including reading, writing, learning and digital literacy skills.
  2. Share this clip, currently being shown on SBS and NITV, so others can learn about our work.
  3. Connect with Literacy for Life Foundation on social media, including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  4. Sign up to receive regular updates about our work.
  5. View the beautiful, award-winning documentary In My Own Words. The film was directed by Erica Glynn and produced by Blackfella Films. It is available to watch for fee on SBS On Demand.
  6. Learn more by checking out other media coverage and research focussing on our work, including this piece by Professor Jack Beetson, and this article showing how our literacy work has helped improve justice outcomes.
  7. You can dig deeper into research via this list of published articles that examine our impact and approach.