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Welcome to our February e-newsletter
Welcome to February everyone!
February is an interesting and busy month for most. People are finally getting back from holidays and returning to work, and many families are settling back into the school routine. For the ALF it is all of the above and more! Our offices are back in action and all our programs are up and running! 

Best Wishes,
—David Perrin
Feature Story

The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation is proud to be the first non-profit to join the ‘Together With’ Volunteering Queensland program.

The ‘Together With’ program is a unique approach to managed services. ‘Together With’ boosts the capacity of non-profits to effectively meet the needs of their clients by providing access to effective and affordable front and back of house operations, systems and IT, and premises that nurture sustainability, collaboration and innovation.

Thanks to this wonderful partnership, the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation and our Queensland Manager, Richard Muller, have a new office space in Brisbane. We’re located at level 6, 333 Adelaide Street, Brisbane. To learn more about the ‘Together With’ program, click here.

Aspire Program
Aspire is our inspirational girls education program. Based in Melbourne but operating across Victoria, Aspire involves nearly 100 Indigenous girls aged 8-20. We are excited to also extend this wonderful program into Brisbane (QLD) and Sydney (NSW).

The program centres around face to face weekly tutorials and mentoring, monthly literacy testing; and history, arts and cultural lessons. In this program, like others, we also place a huge focus on aspiration. That is the idea that life presents an enormous range of opportunities. We also aim to provide the girls, and by extension their families, entrée and support into higher education and/or employment.

I would like to thank our Aspire sponsors – namely the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust, United Way/Ballarat Foundation, The Readings Foundation, The Pierce Armstrong Foundation and several others who wish to remain anonymous. If you are interested in learning more about this program please contact David at or by phone on 03 9650 1006.

Latest News
We are thrilled to join the World Literacy Council. Based in Oxford, the WLC is the peak body representing non-government literacy organisations around the world. 

Our staff & volunteers visited our new warehouse in Fairfield, Victoria, to begin categorising over 100,000 donated books for distribution. Thanks to Intellimail International for the pro bono warehouse space!

A huge thank you to the children at Lloyd Street Primary School in Malvern for donating hundreds of high quality books to our Books for Learning program. 

ALF staff members attended a range of events including the AFL SportsReady Graduation celebration, the Women in Rotary International Women's Day Breakfast, and a presentation at Keilor Rotary.
Upcoming in March
Our first literacy & heritage camp for 2015 will be held on Saturday 7th March at Federation University in Ballarat. 

ALF CEO, David Perrin, will be speaking at the Monash Rotaract dinner celebration on Saturday 21st March, at Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey. 
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