Jack Beetson appointed to Ministerial Advisory Board

Literacy for Life Foundation Executive Director, Professor Jack Beetson, has been appointed to the newly established Jobs and Skills Australia Ministerial Advisory Board. Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) was formed by the Australian Government to provide independent advice regarding workforce, skills and training needs. Minister for Skills and Training, Brendan O’Connor, announced the make-up...

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Honouring Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG

Aboriginal organisation, The Literacy for Life Foundation, joins the nation in acknowledging the enormous legacy of Lowitja O’Donoghue, who will be honoured at a state funeral on Friday. Dr O’Donoghue worked tirelessly to bring about a better future. “The Literacy for Life Foundation would not have got off the ground without the work of...

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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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