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November 23, 2021

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Abco has recently become a major supporter of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) and their organisation’s Book Supply program as part of its wider Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The ILF is a not-for-profit charity with a vision of equity of opportunity for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in remote Australia. Our core purpose is to ‘empower cleaners, empower our people and empower the community.’ Supporting the ILF aligns with our core purpose. The three ILF programs focus on empowering Communities by investing in the infrastructure remote Communities need such as access to quality learning resources. These include culturally relevant books, books with translations in first languages, and publishing stories written and illustrated by Communities for Communities, in the languages they choose. To date, ILF’s Book Supply Program has gifted 537,100 new books to over 400 remote Indigenous Communities where books are often scarce. This year alone they have gifted 99,000 books to 325 Communities. The Community Map below shows many of the  Communities that the ILF supports. In June this year, the ILF launched their Reading Opens Doors Library. The mobile library is designed for board or staff rooms with an aim to inspire self-education and discussion...
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