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Books for Learning update
We wish to advise that the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation has set two periods throughout the year for book donations.

Donation period 1: February 1 to April 30
Donation period 2: August 1 to October 31

Due to storage issues, we will be unable to accept books outside these periods. At the end of each date we will be holding a volunteer day to help sort the donations.

Since 2011, we have sent hundreds of thousands of books to the most remote locations in Australia. We have also published an enormously popular children's book, the Healthy Living Series. We are most grateful for the generosity and thoughtfulness of our supporters and look forward to this program going from strength to strength in 2017!

Note: A friendly reminder to all those who would like to donate to first check our donation guidelines.
CEO's Report
The ALF has had a great start to the year. The Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh and Melton programs are all up and running again: The Bacchus Marsh after-school program concentrates more on primary age, while the Melton Program is mainly for secondary students. Both are very well supported thanks to our wonderful teachers and elders in particular, Aunty Sue Bacon.

This year we will be upgrading our Books for Learning Program. Every week, hundreds of books will be sent to Aboriginal schools in the North of Australia with special emphasis on those in remote locations such as Groote Eylandt schools. We are also re-introducing our Schools Library Grant program: A typical grant of $500 enables a remote school to buy 20 or more school books, some new software and even a laptop.

Finally, we have expanded our Ballarat Education Centre. We have a new classroom and we will have both our after-school programs and our Attain boys program starting next week.

We wish you all a great new year,

Best wishes

Tony Cree

Latest News 
Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat Homework Clubs commence for 2017

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