wall of hands for indigenous literacy

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Did you know? Four in five Indigenous children from remote communities are unable to read to the minimum standard? The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is working to close the gap and reverse this statistic.

During November and in the lead-up to Christmas, the ALNF annual Wall of Hands Indigenous Literacy Appeal is aiming to raise $150,000 to establish effective and practical literacy programs in the many remote Indigenous communities the ALNF is still to reach.

How can you help? An interactive website, http://www.wallofhands.com.au/, lets supporters rally their friends and family, pledge a donation and build a virtual wall of hands. The more people involved the bigger the ‘wall’, and a ‘wall’ is easily shared via social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook. The Sydney Morning Herald will publish the ‘wall’, featuring the biggest fundraisers, towards the end of the campaign.
Megan and I over at Kids Book Review are proud to have our very own Wall of Hands to help raise awareness and gather donations towards this important cause.  We're currently at 73rd place Australia-wide! Help send us higher and change the lives of indigenous children forever. Just click the image below to join us - even as little as $5 is so warmly appreciated.

raise your hand if you care

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