The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation
My chosen charity is the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation. Their annual fund raising appeal is the Wall of Hands Appeal and you can donate here.
The Foundation aims to help close the Indigenous Literacy gap. Two years ago I wanted to focus my time in charity towards education. My friend drew my attention to the ALNF. I found out that in remote Indigenous communities only 1 in 5 children can read and write at the minimum standard. I was floored. I did more research and learned that the charity uses only a fraction of funds they receive for their administration. They look towards the relationships they’ve built and people power to help promote awareness and raise funds for the most in need communities.
Being able to read and write is a basic human right. We can’t function in today’s world without it and for many of us, this is something we take for granted.
In February this year I took a trip to the Northern Territory and drove out with the ALNF team to some of the remote communities that the ALNF works in. Here’s a short video of my experience.
I chose to get behind the ALNF because it gives the ability to empower others through our most basic skills. My relationship with the ALNF will be life long as I’m sure even if we do work together with so many other people out there to help close the Indigenous literacy gap there will still be the need to empower others.
I hope you too can see the importance in this charity. For further information about the amazing work they do please click here.