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Indigenous Literacy Day - Wednesday 2nd September

On Indigenous Literacy Day, Wednesday 2nd September, help improve the literacy levels of Indigenous Australians living in some of the most remote and isolated communities around the country.

Indigenous Literacy Day is celebrated around the country by schools, libraries, bookshops and workplaces holding special fundraisers and raising awareness. The day encourages everyone across the country to stop and think about the opportunities literacy offers them and how they can assist children in remote communities who don’t have the same opportunities.

All the funds raised around the country will buy books and other literacy resources for these remote communities. You can make a donation online or at your nearest bookstore.

Jessica Mauboy will perform at this year’s Indigenous Literacy Day event at the Sydney Opera House. The event will be hosted by NITV’s newsreader Natalie Ahmat together with other Indigenous Literacy Foundation ambassadors including: Deborah Cheetham, Ursula Yovich, Alison Lester and Justine Clark.

Over the lifetime of the project the foundation has delivered more than 140,000 new books to over 250 remote communities across Australia. It has published and funded over 43 community literacy books and launched an early literacy project in four remote communities.  It has published books in 11 languages.

Find out more about Indigenous Literacy Day and the ways you can support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation here.