Jack was born into an Aboriginal family in western NSW. At school, he was an outstanding student, but when he wanted to study commerce and history, he was diverted to metal work and social science subjects instead. His teacher told him: ‘Aboriginal kids just don’t do those harder subjects’. Jack rebelled against the school and
One of our sponsors, Kinetic Super, joined us for our recent Brewarrina graduation. Kay Clancy, Executive Officer – (Corporate Services) shared her thoughts here.
Led by UNE academics, Associate Professor Bob Boughton, Professor Jack Beetson and Dr Lorina Barker, the study will research the broader social and health benefits of the Literacy for Life campaign (supported by Lowitja Institute), Yes I can, as it extends to other communities across the Central West region of NSW. “In effectively addressing
A group of 15 Brewarrina locals have something to write home about, after successfully graduating from the first Literacy for Life Foundation (LFLF) Aboriginal adult literacy campaign in the regional New South Wales town.
NITV published an article on one of our participants, Liam Henry Bloomfield, here is his story: Our River, by Liam Henry Bloomfield The river was the lifeblood of our town called Brewarrina. The Barwon Darling looked so beautiful in the flood time. The fish traps look so peaceful and lost when no water is
Jack Beetson has worn many hats. Now the Ngemba and Wongaibon educator, philosopher and honorary adjunct professor is working to eradicate illiteracy in Aboriginal communities in New South Wales and he’s been honoured by the Cuban government for utilising teaching methods developed in the early years of the Castro regime. The method known in Cuba
The University of New England recently published an article about the Literacy for Life Foundation in Brewarrina. Read it here
Literacy for Life Foundation’s Professor Jack Beetson has received an award at the inaugural Cuban Awards for his work in adult literacy. Professor Beetson was interviewed by Fran Kelly on RN Breakfast for ABC Radio National. Source: RN Breakfast Listen to report here
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 Strait
Adult Learning Australia recently published an article on the Literacy for Life Foundation. Read it here