The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is a national charity that was founded to address children’s literacy levels in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The ILF’s work is done through three core programs: Book Supply, Book Buzz and Community Literacy Projects. The ILF also advocates to raise community awareness of Indigenous literacy issues and to date has put over 250,000 books into 250 remote communities.
In National Reconciliation Week each year, the SpArc Foundation co-hosted Kick On for Literacy with the Hawthorn Football Club– an event to celebrate Sir Doug Nicholls Round and designed to raise awareness and funds for the ILF.
The ILF has also partnered with the HFC’s Indigenous Program to publish two books: Shock ‘Em: Stories of the Big River Hawks and Deadly Sisters of Worawa.
Cathie and Stuart’s son Sam was an ILF Student Ambassador at his school in Brisbane, supporting fundraising events within that community.
An SpArc Foundation night of books and balls – Anita Heiss blog
Media Release: Sydney Writers Festival KICK ON for LITERACY 2017
11 Year Old Hero – Sam Giles is making a difference – ILF blog
Book Week: Brisbane 12yo raises almost $3,000 for Indigenous Literacy Foundation – ABC News
Sam Giles speaks to indigistream.com.au about the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and St Peters Lutheran College. Watch it here!
Young NT footballers release new book, Marngrook, NITV, 22 July 2016
Young footballers put pen to paper and Shock ‘Em – National Indigenous Times, 13 July 2016
KICK ON for LITERACY: Anita Heiss and friends’ fundraising mission, SBS / NITV.
SpArc Foundation Foundation KICK ON in aid of Indigenous literacy, by Resa Zakants in BMAG, 19 May 2016
Media Release: KICK ON for Literacy an event to celebrate Reconciliation Week, Sir Doug Nicholls Round and Indigenous Literacy