Indigenous Literacy Day, Wednesday 1 September 2010

Let’s all celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day today. As part of the National Numeracy and Literacy Week, there are a number of activities taking place. The website explains:

Indigenous Literacy Day aims to help raise funds to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and isolated regions.  We need your support to help raise funds to buy books and literacy resources for these communities.

What happens on Indigenous Literacy Day

  • Events and fundraisers are held across Australia.
  • Participating publishers donate 5% (or more) of their takings from their invoices on ILD.
  • Participating booksellers donate 5% (or more) of their takings from sales on ILD.
  • Participating schools host The Great Book Swap and other fundraising activities.
  • Participating businesses, clubs and organisations host The Great Book Swap and other fundarising activities.
  • Across Australia people attend ILD events including local Great Book Swaps, purchase books at participating bookshops or organise their own private fundraising literary lunches and morning teas.
  • People everywhere pause to read to support Indigenous literacy.

There are lots of activities to choose from to support this important initiative.