Literacy for Life Foundation receives inaugural award from the Australian College of Educators

The Foundation has been awarded the inaugural Cynthia Briggs Empowerment through Education Award for our recent work. See the citation below from the Australian College of Educators. The ‘Yes, I Can!’ Aboriginal adult literacy campaign’, overseen by the Literacy for Life Foundation (, was launched in Wilcannia in February 2012. The campaign uses a...

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Pat Anderson AO: A woman of influence

Pat Anderson AO, Chairperson of the Lowitja Institute, was announced the winner of the public policy category in the 2015 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards at a gala event in the Sydney Town Hall on 15 October. Ms Anderson was recognised for her outstanding contribution to Aboriginal and Torres...

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Literacy for Life Foundation board member Pat Anderson AO receives Elders Award

The following has been extracted from the Lowitja Institute’s newsletter: Congratulations to Lowitja Institute Chairperson, Ms Pat Anderson AO, who received a 2014 Elders Award in recognition of her contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education. The award, made by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Advisory Council, recognises those...

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