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Empower with literacy

The human right to read and write

Empower with literacy

The human right to read and write

Australasia

Australia

The Challenge

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children continue to fall through the cracks of our education system, trapping them in a cycle of vulnerability and illiteracy. This devastating gap is particularly evident in remote Indigenous communities, where the writing abilities of year 9 students are at year 1 level. If not addressed in the early years, this issue continues into adulthood.

In remote areas, up to 70% of Aboriginal adults are ‘functionally illiterate’. This is a national tragedy.

We believe literacy is freedom; to take control of your life, be informed, have a voice, stand up for your rights, resist exploitation, be self-confident and self-reliant. Literacy unlocks the door to learning and a world of endless possibilities.

The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation is transforming lives through community-driven, ground-breaking and best practice literacy programs. Working in English and Indigenous First Languages, ALNF is committed to creating sustainable, long-term change.

Our Impact

$12 =

pays for a day of specialised literacy support in an Indigenous community

In partnership with ALNF

UNHCR

Supporting UNSDG

  • 4. Quality Education
  • 10. Reduced Inequality

Shop brands that support this project

  • A&R Fabrics gives from every sale to:

    • Empower with literacy
    • Feed an Afghan child
    • Clean the sea
    A&R Fabrics
  • Airgarden gives from every sale to:

    • Empower with literacy
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Support mental health
    Airgarden
  • Art of Hope gives from every sale to:

    • Educate a girl
    • Protect a woman
    • Empower with literacy
    Art of Hope
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    • Empower with literacy
    • Clean the sea
    • Support mental health
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    • Empower with literacy
    • Clean the sea
    • Support mental health
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    • Empower with literacy
    • Protect a woman
    • Clean the sea
    Bodhi Active
  • Bond Eye gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Restore the Reef
    • Empower with literacy
    Bond Eye
  • CIRCA gives from every sale to:

    • Empower women in the Pacific
    • Educate a girl
    • Empower with literacy
    CIRCA
  • Dream Eyewear gives from every sale to:

    • Empower with literacy
    • Give shelter
    • Coach boys into men
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    • Empower with literacy
    • Protect a woman
    • Clean the sea
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    • Restore the land
    • Empower with literacy
    • Clothe the vulnerable
    Ginger & Smart
  • Golden Child gives from every sale to:

    • Empower with literacy
    • Clothe the vulnerable
    • Restore the Reef
    Golden Child
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    • Rewild Australia
    • Empower with literacy
    • Protect a woman
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  • Grown gives from every sale to:

    • Provide a safe birth
    • Restore the land
    • Empower with literacy
    Grown
  • Hemp Gallery gives from every sale to:

    • Empower with literacy
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Restore the land
    Hemp Gallery
  • House of Bimbi gives from every sale to:

    • Restore dignity and hope
    • Empower with literacy
    • Help tiny babies survive
    House of Bimbi
  • Illoura The Label gives from every sale to:

    • Empower with literacy
    • Support a child to recover
    • Provide a safe birth
    Illoura The Label
  • Jooju Coffee gives from every sale to:

    • Empower with literacy
    • End violence against women
    • Mentor our youth
    Jooju Coffee