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A word from the CEO
I would like to thank all those who supported our end of financial year campaign. It has been a wonderful effort and will have a big effect on our new programs.

One such program is the upcoming Literacy and Heritage Camp it Bairnsdale - the first event of this type we have held in Eastern Victoria. These camps have been very successful over the past 20 years in locations such as Ballarat and Shepparton. A great feature of the Camps is that as well as tutoring in literacy by our trained teachers, local Aboriginal leaders and elders also teach students about Aboriginal culture and traditions. This can include, local language, storytelling and Aboriginal crafts such as weaving and painting.

By combining heritage with literacy, we achieve two ends: We improve literacy skills and help preserve Aboriginal culture and language.

Thank you again for your wonderful support.

Dr Anthony Cree,
Homework Program in Hamilton
We are delighted to announce the opening of our latest Homework Program in Hamilton, Western Victoria. This is the first of two new Homework Programs planned for 2016, with Bairnsdale to follow.

The coordinator of the program will be Donald White, who previously worked at Monash College preparing students from overseas for university.

Donald will be joined by Pauline Johnson who has an extensive background in the education department and is a registered ATAS tutor. Both Donald and Pauline have been involved in our Literacy and Heritage Camps for many years and we are very fortunate to have them on board.

Classes are expected to take place on Monday afternoons from 4pm to 6pm at the Hamilton Library.

Please email or call 03 9650 1006 for more information.
Latest News 
Book drives in support of the ALF were held by Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar and Pasco Vale Primary (organised by year 6 student, Grace Davies). 
A  book drive was also held by Tari Miller as part of celebrations for her Bat Mitzvah.

The ALF contributed books (including our Healthy Living Series) to students from Malvern College who are working with Indigneous communities in Balgo, WA.

As part of NAIDOC Week, Sue Bacon will be distributing dozens of literacy packs  to Indigenous children in Western Victoria.
Don't miss it!

'Cleverman' is a new Australian series that reimagines Aboriginal dream time stories. Hunter Page-Lochart plays The Cleverman - the hero of this dystopian drama. Watch previous episodes at ABC iView.

'Songlines on Screen' is an 8-part series exploring the creation songs of remote Indigenous communities in Western, Central and Northern Australia. The next episode, will be broadcast Sunday July 10 at 8:30pm on NITV.
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