Indigenous Literacy Project
What is the Indigenous Literacy Project?
The Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP) is
a partnership between The Australian Book Industry and The Fred
Hollows Foundation. Working closely with The Australian Booksellers
Association and The Australian Publishers Association, The Fred
Hollows Foundation purchases and supplies books and other carefully
chosen learning materials to remote communities.
Communities select and order reading
material from catalogues and sample books provided by The
Australian Booksellers Association. The Fred Hollows Foundation
staff also identify other literacy needs. The books are then
supplied to schools, libraries, early learning centres such as
crèches, women's centres and other identified institutions, to
enhance their pool of literacy resources.
The project's core aim and objectives
- To raise literacy levels and thus improve the lives and
opportunities of Indigenous Australians living in remote and
- To raise awareness of Indigenous literacy issues within the
- To raise funds to equip Indigenous Australians living in remote
communities with books and the support they need to become