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A word from the CEO
Dear Supporters,

I'm glad to report that March was a wonderful month. The high point was our Literacy and Heritage Camp held at the Federation University city campus. Indigenous students and young people came from Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Darley, Smythesdale, Hamilton and several other towns in between. We were very grateful for our wonderful Indigenous parents and supporters who arranged for students to come. In particular, Sue Bacon from the Bacchus Marsh and Darley Homework Club and Janet Curtain for once again leading the heritage painting group.

We have some wonderful programs planned for the next few months, in particular, the Mind Body Fitness Program, which targets Indigenous teenage boys in the Western region. And important aspect of this program is the mixture of tutoring literacy and providing access to local gyms. It’s been identified by other Indigenous groups we work with as potentially one of the best ways of engaging this group.

Thank you once again for all your support and we’re looking forward to another wonderful month.

Dr Tony Cree,
Homework Club Updates
Bacchus Marsh
Bacchus Marsh and Darley Homework Club celebrated the end of the first school term with the traditional Easter Breakup. The kids were able to get a bit creative with egg painting and other games while Sue and helpers Penny and Chanel put on a delicious spread of treats.

The group continue to goes from strength to strength under co-coordinator Sue Bacon, with numbers growing every year for the Tuesday afternoon sessions.

The Ballarat Homework Club has commenced – with several classes set to operate on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. The Mind Body Fitness Program will re-commence in term 2 after launching in 2015.

Melton Indigenous Study Assistance will commence on the 14th of April. The Program is run in conjunction with Melton High School, AIME and Djerriwarrh Health Services and offers students a safe space to study. ALF tutors will be on hand and mentoring opportunities will are also available to students.

A new program commencing at the start of term 3 will be our tertiary preparation program (Uni/Tafe Ready). Once a week, we will be taking groups of students for classes to prepare them for University, TAFE and other training programs. There will also be a strong aspiration component to this program with presentations and seminars. More information will be made available shortly.

If you would like further information on any of the above programs, contact the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation at
ALF News
Easter Breakup at Bacchus Marsh and Darley Homework Club held on the 22nd of March.

Re-launch of Mind Body Fitness program for teenage Indigenous boys on 13th of April

Melton Indigenous Study Assistance Program re-commences Thursday the 14th of April.
Look out for!

Catch ‘Aborigi-LOL’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival - the new show featuring Deadly Funny graduates, Joshua Warrior, Karen Edwards and Dane Simpson. 5-17th of April at the Downstairs Lounge.

Cunnamulla Dreaming
 - an inspiring documentary that follows the staging of a devised theatrical performance in remote South West Queensland airs April 16 at 7:30 on NITV.
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