The 2012 Wall of Hands Indigenous Literacy Appeal was officially launched on the 21st of June in partnership with the Outdoor Media Association (OMA), who has generously provided $1.6 million each year for three years in outdoor media advertising. Taking place at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney, the event was hosted by TV presenter and ALNF ambassador, Peter Overton. The Hon. Adrian Piccoli, NSW Minister for Education spoke about the government’s commitment to achieving literacy for all young Australians. The event was attended by the Hon. Carmel Tebbutt, NSW Shadow Minister for Education, distinguished guests and ALNF ambassadors.
A week later a similar event was held at Parliament House in Canberra and was hosted by journalist and ALNF Supporter Kerry O’Brien, attended by the Hon. Peter Garrett MP, Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth and the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP, Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Minister for Disability Reform. As with the pre-launch event, attendees were asked to raise their hands to show they care, and placed their hand on the Wall of Hands travelling billboard, which later returned to Sydney.
The 2012 Wall of Hands Appeal aims to raise over $300,000 for ALNF’s Community Action Support program so that it can continue to be delivered in Elliott, Mungkarta and Tennant Creek and expanded into an additional community, Ali-Curung.
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