Today is International Day of Education

Today, January 24, is International Day of Education. This year’s theme, “learning for lasting peace” recognises the transformative potential of education and lifelong learning for fostering and enabling a commitment to peace and solidarity. As an Aboriginal-run and community-controlled organisation, Literacy for Life Foundation promotes and supports local Aboriginal community members who are enabling...

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A double dose of good news

What a way to begin to wrap up the year. Yesterday, Yarrabah celebrated the achievement of the latest group of students to complete the Aboriginal Adult Literacy Campaign. The community came together at Jilara Oval (our classroom is in the Seahawks Rugby League Club) and acknowledged the effort and achievement of the 13 completing...

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Lifting literacy and creating opportunity with the support of Newcrest Mining

The Literacy for Life Foundation has announced a new partnership with Newcrest Mining’s Newcrest Sustainability Fund that will see up to 60 adult students improve reading, writing and digital skills. The Aboriginal organisation uses a community-led approach that achieves completion rates 30 times better than alternatives. “Newcrest Mining really connected with the work because...

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Coonamble celebrates as Literacy for Life Foundation passes 400

Late last month our staff and students celebrated Coonamble’s first Aboriginal Adult Literacy Campaign Graduation. Eight adult students completed basic literacy and digital literacy training, led by a team of local Aboriginal staff and supported by Aboriginal organisation, the Literacy for Life Foundation. Nationally, over 400 students have now completed Literacy for Life Foundation’s...

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Voice can deliver practical results

National Nine News shared the work of Aboriginal organisation, The Literacy for Life Foundation, as an example of the practical results that can be achieved when Aboriginal people have a say on issues that affect them. The Literacy for Life Foundation implements community-controlled initiatives to lift adult literacy levels. Completion rates are 30 times...

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Indigenous Literacy Day 2023

Celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day on September 6, 2023 and support The Literacy for Life Foundation. The Literacy for Life Foundation is led by Ngemba man, Professor Jack Beetson. We are proudly an Aboriginal organisation, supporting local communities to lift literacy. Since 2012 The Foundation has helped approximately 400 adult graduates learn to read and...

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For Our Elders Photo Gallery

To celebrate the 2023 NAIDOC Week theme For Our Elders we have put together a special photo gallery. Elders are not only at the heart of every community, they are a driving force in our community-controlled adult literacy Campaigns. Many participants are older students that missed out on education the first time around, or...

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