Teach an adult, reach a child

I want to share some great news. Thanks to our supporters, we have so many students this year, that we are holding extra graduation ceremonies, taking place in less than a month. We can’t wait to share the celebrations in July as we stand side-by-side with students from our Aboriginal adult literacy Campaigns in...

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Research examining the work of Literacy for Life Foundation – Listed Articles

Beetson J., Anderson P., Lin S., Williamson F., Amazan R., Boughton B., Morrell S., Taylor, R., & Schwartz M. (2022) Impact of a community-controlled adult literacy campaign on crime and justice outcomes in remote Australian Aboriginal communities. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.2201   Boughton B., Williamson F.,...

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Reconciliation Week 2022

National Reconciliation Week 2022 is May 27 – June 2, and the theme is: Be brave. Make Change. Executive Director of Literacy for Life Foundation, Jack Beetson, says the theme is something that fits with the work of The Foundation. “Our students are some of the bravest people there are. It takes a lot...

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Adult Literacy Inquiry calls for sustainable funding for Literacy for Life Foundation

A new report from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training includes the following recommendation: Recommendation 12 The Committee recommends that, by March 2023, the Australian Government establish a sustainable, ongoing funding model for the Literacy for Life Foundation to deliver Yes, I Can! campaigns in more Aboriginal and Torres...

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Literacy for Life Foundation 2021 photos

Photo 1: Tennant Creek students taking part in digital literacy training, supported by Literacy for Life Foundation co-ordinator Alera Foster. Photo courtesy Stefan Carrillo. Photo 2: Tennant Creek digital literacy class. Photo courtesy Stefan Carrillo. Photo 3: Yarrabah Graduation Day. Photo courtesy Leanne Hardy. Photo 4: Yarrabah graduate Geraldine (second from left) – “One...

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A message from Jack Beetson

When our students graduate it’s emotional. Tears were flowing when Violet (second from the right) graduated in the NSW town of Collarenebri. Violet, 53, was born deaf. And she missed out on learning to read and write at school. You can imagine how isolated you’d feel if you had so few ways to communicate....

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