26 November, 2010

Can You Imagine not Being Able to Read?

I can't remember NOT being able to read. In fact, losing my ability to read would have to rank up there as one of my greatest fears.

Sadly, not everyone gets the chance to learn. Only one in five indigenous children in remote areas of Australia can read. One. In. Five. That means four can't. Unbelievable.

The Wall of Hands is a project by The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation to try and raise money to help. As little as $5.00 can help by providing basic learning materials.

$25 could provide extra early learning support for Indigenous preschoolers.

$55 could provide a child with a Literacy Pack filled with books and reading resources.

$85 could assist with training for an Indigenous high school student mentor to assist Indigenous primary school children.

could help with the development of First Language reading materials and ALNF literacy program.

If you want to donate, go to The Wall of Hands. You could change a child's life.