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ILF announces three-year partnership with Australia Post

The Indigenous Literary Foundation (ILF)  has announced a new three-year partnership with Australia Post, which will see nearly 100,000 books delivered per year to 400 remote Indigenous communities across Australia through the ILF’s longstanding book supply program. The program ensures distribution of literacy resources to schools, healthcare centres and service organisations in some of the most isolated regions in Australia.

The new sponsorship will also see Australian Post support ILF’s literacy programs through the company’s national reach and workforce. One dollar from the sale of every Australia Post Pen Pal Club book will also be donated to ILF to help provide books to remote communities.

‘In very remote Indigenous communities, children’s books are scarce and literacy levels are significantly lower than anywhere else in Australia,’ said ILF executive director Karen Williams. ‘Together with Australia Post, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation will help ensure that all children in remote Indigenous communities have better access to quality, new books.’

Australia Post head of community Nicky Tracey said the company is excited about the partnership with the ILF.  ‘Reading and writing helps people connect with each other and access opportunities—which is core to Australia Post’s purpose,’ said Tracey. ‘We believe improving access to books, reading and literacy, will help children to learn regardless of who they are, or where they live.’


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