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This April, the ALF is launching a new project whereby remote and regional schools in Northern Australia will have access to books and library grants.

Early involvement in literacy is the key to a brighter future. Prior to schooling, reading to a child 3 to 5 times a week raises a child’s literacy age by 6 months. Reading to a child every day raises a child’s literacy age by a whole year! 

Unfortunately, in some very remote communities, only 36% of people have access to books. We endeavour to change this and foster a love of reading at an early age. 

We hope you consider supporting this important project. Donate today.
Literacy and Heritage Camp
On Sunday the 26th of March, the ALF held a Literacy and Heritage Camp at the University of Ballarat. Twenty-nine children from Ballarat and Western Victoria attended, along with parents and elders. The children had a great time painting and horse riding, as well as undergoing some light testing and fast-tracked tuition.

It was a great day and a great turnout, and it was no doubt highly beneficial to the children’s literacy skills. Thank you to all who brought their children along.
CEO's Report
Christopher Archibald with Tony Cree
Dear friends,
 
This April, we commence our Northern Australian Books and Library program. More than 200 hundred schools have been involved in this initiative where books and Library grants are made available to remote and regional schools.

We are delighted to have the involvement of the Archibald family, who are driving from Melbourne through Central Australia to the Pilbara. They will return via Darwin and Northern Queensland. The Archibald family will be visiting schools and distributing sets of our Healthy Living Series. We are very appreciative of their efforts and look forward to hearing about their travels.

A Happy Easter to you all and very best wishes,

Dr Tony Cree
CEO
Latest News 
Northern Australian Books and Library project to commence in April.

Literacy and Heritage Camp held in Ballarat, Victoria on 26th of March.

In March, over 800 books sent to schools, community groups and families in NSW and QLD.
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