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Did you catch the news? In My Own Words has been nominated for an AACTA honour for best Documentary Television Program. Director Erica Glynn did such a great job capturing the inspiring work of our students.

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Professor Jack Beetson and educator Mrs Dianne Roberts will be the first Aboriginal candidates to receive honorary doctorates from the University of New England when they accept awards at a ceremony in Armidale on Saturday. Professor Beetson, Executive Director of Literacy for Life Foundation, will…
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Reminder that applications close soon for this great role - come join the team! https://www.lflf.org.au/…/campaign-project-officer-walgett…/

Literacy For Life Foundation is seeking applications from highly motivated and experienced professionals to join our team. Since starting in Wilcannia in 2012 the Campaign has run in 8 western NSW communities, graduating over 150 students. In 2016 we began in Walgett and in 2018 we plan to run a thi...
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Do not miss this - free screening of the beautiful film on our work, In My Own Words. Come along if you are in Sydney next Wednesday evening. To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/film-screening-in-my-own-wo…

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Together we can do something to fix this - we know what works, now lets make it happen. Reading and writing can open up a world of opportunity.

Researchers find that Indigenous adults living in remote NT communities lack the basic English skills to cope at work or school.
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Check out this great story about our work in Walgett and Brewarrina

Indigenous Literacy Day celebrates Indigenous culture and focuses on adult literacy rates in Indigenous communities. In the Western NSW communities of Brewarrin...a and Walgett, an adult literacy campaign has led to improved literacy rates and increased employment opportunities, confidence and self-esteem.

“We see students being more empowered, going for jobs, getting their driver’s license and doing their own resume on the computer,” said Aboriginal Coordinator for The Literacy for Life Foundation, Mary Waites.

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Indigenous Literacy Day is a day we celebrate Indigenous culture and focus on adult literacy rates in Indigenous communities. In the Western NSW communities of Brewarrina and Walgett, an adult literacy campaign has led to improved literacy rates and increased employment opportunities, confidence and...
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To kick off Adult Learners Week there is going to be a special screening of In My Own Words at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday September 4. See below for more details on how you can catch this great film about our work http://www.adultlearnersweek.org/alw2017-launch/

You are invited to a special event! Indigenous writer-director Erica Glynn’s documentary In My Own Words, is an exploration of the transformative power of reading and writing in an Indigenous community in Brewarrina, NSW. Nearly half of the adults in Brewarrina’s Indigenous community have difficulti...
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Don't miss this replay of an important episode of SBS Insight tonight. The Insight team discuss what life is like for adults with low literacy and highlight the work we do helping people learn to read and write.

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August 28

Between 40-65 percent of Indigenous Australians, like Narelle, have low literacy. The Literacy for Life Foundation is helping them improve their skills, setting them up for greater opportunities in life.

This week, on Insight: http://bit.ly/2iBbWuN

Going, going, but not gone, yet. Last chance to see the documentary on our work - it expires on SBS On Demand TOMORROW! Critics love it. You will too. Watch it now https://www.sbs.com.au/…/10012…/you-are-here-in-my-own-words

Raw, heartfelt, sometimes painstaking but often funny, In My Own Words follows the journey of adult Aboriginal students and their teachers as they discover the transformative power of reading and writing for the first time in their lives. In Australia today between 40–65 percent of Aboriginal adults...
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Catch this beautiful and uplifting documentary on our work before it disappears from SBS On Demand. Please share with everyone you know. Not to be missed.

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"I want it so I can read a book myself". Don't miss out on this beautiful documentary about finding the courage to learn reading and writing no matter how old you are. Final days on SBS On Demand: http://bit.ly/2wAtOvZ

Here's the interview Jack Beetson did with ABC's Richard Fidler a while back. A great chat that is worth a listen http://www.abc.net.au/…/conversations-jack-beetson-…/8586728

Jack surpassed all expectations, rising from an illiterate childhood to become a professor (R)
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There's a special screening of In My Own Words at the #Garma festival tonight. If you're like us and can't be there, you can still catch it on SBS On Demand for a short time. Don't miss it. https://www.sbs.com.au/…/10012…/you-are-here-in-my-own-words

In Australia today between 40–65 percent of Aboriginal adults are functionally illiterate in English. But out in north west New South Wales moves are afoot to whittle away at this appalling statistic, and give hope to some of the most marginalised people in our country. Using a Cuban method called ‘...
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A chance to catch this great interview with Erica if you missed it the first time.

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ICYMI: The life-changing Literacy for Life Foundation program teaching adult Aboriginal students how to read and write in Brewarrina, in western NSW, is at the ...heart of Director Erica Glynn's latest documentary film, ‘In my own words’. Karla Grant's interview with her on #ThePointNITV Tonight, 9pm. #YouAreHere

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This beautiful documentary on our groundbreaking work in Aboriginal communities is streaming for a month via SBS On Demand. Touching, uplifting, inspirational. Please share https://www.sbs.com.au/…/10012…/you-are-here-in-my-own-words

In Australia today between 40–65 percent of Aboriginal adults are functionally illiterate in English. But out in north west New South Wales moves are afoot to whittle away at this appalling statistic, and give hope to some of the most marginalised people in our country. Using a Cuban method called ‘...
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Jack Beetson will be on The Point on NITV tonight at 9pm to discuss our work and education - try to catch it if you can.

It was so great to see the work of our staff and students screened nationally tonight in the documentary In My Own Words. We will post the link to the film when it is available on SBS On Demand so you can share it with others. And if you would like to find out more about the what we do please visit www.lflf.org.au