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Message from the CEO
Greetings to all of our supporters,

We are all so grateful for the help you have given to the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation so far this year. Your support has enabled us to develop our existing programs such as Aspire and our Tutorial and Mentoring groups in Western Victoria.

The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation will be adding to our Tutorial programs across Western Victoria with the introduction of an after school Tutorial Mentoring program in Bairnsdale. The program is expected to commence in July.

Another new project is the addition of an Indigenous Language Supplement to our Digital Literacy Hub. This will enable books and other material to be translated in the Aboriginal languages spoken in Northern Australia. We feel this is a really important initiative. Just as it’s vital for young Indigenous Australians to be proficient in English, it’s also important for them to maintain their history and their traditional languages.

(We will be seeking expressions of interest from those who may assist as consultants in Indigenous languages.)

Thank you again for your wonderful support, I look forward to bringing you the latest on the above programs over the coming months. 

Anthony Cree, CEO
Melton students learn about healthy eating on a budget!
The team at Melton were lucky enough to have a dietitian from Djerriwarrh Health Services in to give a healthy cooking class. They were able to take home a meal, recipe and shopping list to replicate with their families.

Students cooked chicken fried rice which came in at a cost of $7.50 per family. Was great to have everyone involved and a yummy treat at the end.

We are so lucky to be able to work with the local community groups to bring these initiatives to the group. It's a fantastic way to ensure students are engaged, and a great conversation link to take home.

This is the first of a few sessions like this we have planned, watch out for the next one.
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- Melton Homework Club students receive a lesson in healthy eating habits from a dietitian from Djerriwarrh Health Services.

- The ALF will be establishing a Homework and Tutorial Centre in Bairnsdale, Victoria. (Expected to commence in July, 2016.)

- A Indigenous language supplement will be introduced to our Digital Literacy Hub.
Other news

- NITV as part of April's Youth Week name 10 Indigenous young people you need to know. 


- The State Library of NSW have created a digital map allowing users to trace the origins of Aboriginal words and place names to their specific location. The project, known as Weemala is part of the State Library of NSW's 'Rediscovering Indigenous Languages' initiative.


- Descendants of Aboriginal war hero, William Williams share his story in new downloadable iBook - Black Anzacs.

 
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