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The latest news from the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation
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Welcome to our May e-Newsletter
Hello everyone,

May has been an exciting month of fundraisers and events, including a presentation in Canberra, a trivia fundraiser in Adelaide, and the Annual Book Sale at CAE in Melbourne which we were thrilled to host! As usual, we have also been kept busy with our programs in Victoria, especially Aspire which is the focus of our End of Financial Year campaign. We will be launching our Aspire program in NSW next month, so stay tuned for more information in our June e-Newsletter!

Best Wishes,
David Perrin, CEO
ALF partners with Quota in Canberra
ALF CEO David Perrin spoke at the Quota Regional Conference in Canberra on Saturday 2nd May. 
Quota International is a ladies service organisation dedicated to helping disadvantaged women and girls.

ALF and Quota have agreed to work more closely together to alleviate poverty and disadvantage in Canberra and NSW amongst Indigenous women and girls. David was quoted saying “This will be ALFs first major partnership in NSW and Canberra. By working together, Quota and ALF can make a huge difference in this region”.
Already the partnership has agreed to distribute 2000 books and 200 electronic book readers to Canberra schools this month.

David is pictured here with Indigenous educator and Quotarian Val Price-Beck (right) and Deb Debenham (Canberra Quota) (middle)
Our 2015 Winter Newsletter is available now
Our winter 2015 newsletter is now available online at here or you can subscribe to our email list by sending an email to info@aboriginalliteracyfoundation.org. We really hope you enjoy this newsletter and learn more about our programs and events.

Along with our winter newsletter, we recently sent out our end of financial year campaign to our donors. This campaign focuses on our Aspire program, which has been built to advance the education and life possibilities of young Indigenous girls through personal tutoring and mentoring. The Aspire program runs throughout the year and regularly brings together groups of Indigenous girls aged between 8 and 18 years from urban and regional areas.

As we approach the end of the financial year, please consider making a donation to the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation. For as little as $50 you can help a young Indigenous student enrol in our tutorial assistance scheme. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Click the ‘Donate Now’ button or visit our website.
Latest News 
ALF hosted the Annual Book Sale at the City of Melbourne Centre for Adult Education Library on Saturday 30th May, which raised over $3700!

ALF staff and volunteers spent a day at our book warehouse in Fairfield, categorizing and preparing thousands of books for distribution across Australia.

ALF Senior Advisor, Professor James O’Meara, attended the World Education Forum in Incheon, South Korea.

ALF CEO, David Perrin, attended a trivia night fundraiser in Adelaide. Read more here.

ALF staff attended the launch of the new SNAICC website. 
ALF CEO with trivia fundraiser organisers in Adelaide
Upcoming in June
The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation is going to be in Sydney on Friday 19th June for the official launch of the Digital Literacy Hub and the NSW Aspire Program. ALF officials will join donors and content creatives at Tranby Aboriginal College in Glebe, NSW.

We will be celebrating Bacchus Marsh Homework Club coordinator Sue Bacon's birthday on Tuesday 9th June.
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