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PRH raises $100k for ILF programs

Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has presented a $100,000 donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF).

The $100,000 cheque was presented to the ILF at a book launch this morning, 1 November, as part of the Tiwi Create Initiative. PRH has partnered with the ILF for three years on the initiative, which sees 11 female students from Tiwi College travel to PRH’s Sydney office where they write, illustrate and publish a book over the course of a week, alongside an editorial team, ILF staff and ILF ambassadors Shelley Ware and David Lawrence. All profits from the sale of the book are donated to Tiwi College and the ILF.

ILF program manager Leonie Short said: ‘We are enormously proud of the Tiwi College girls’ talent and hard work, which results today in a fabulous story and YA trilogy. This series follows the story of a young girl who dares to dream, overcomes enormous challenges and achieves her ambitions. Importantly it shares a lot about Tiwi culture and everyday life with all readers.’

PRH Australia CEO Julie Burland said: ‘It is our absolute pleasure each year to host a cohort of Tiwi College students at Penguin Random House and to spend time hearing their stories and seeing the thrill of each student holding a finished book at the end of the experience. The ILF is an important charitable partner of ours and as a company we are delighted to support, both financially and in-kind, the incredible work that they do in remote communities.’



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