ALNF is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Greater Charitable Foundation, who are supporting our Early Language & Literacy program in Taree over the next three years. The work we are doing together has been featured in an article in the Manning River Times, an extract of which is below.
“With International Literacy Day this Sunday, September 8, the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) has announced a new partnership with the Greater Charitable Foundation that will enable it to expand the program across the Taree region.
Greater Charitable Foundation (GCF) has committed $225,000 to ALNF’s Early Language and Literacy Taree Project over the next three years ensure up to 300 additional indigenous primary aged children are supported.
This program for early years education has been conducted in Taree since 2016 and incorporates speech and language pathology principles designed to improve the language and literacy outcomes of disadvantaged children, giving them an opportunity to start school ready to learn, engage and thrive.
Taree falls into the five per cent most disadvantaged postcodes in the State, while children in this region are more than twice as likely to be developmentally vulnerable in the domain of language upon school entry than the state average. One in seven children are living below the poverty line in the Mid North Coast.
Together, ALNF and GCF are committed to ensuring that vulnerable and indigenous children no longer “fall through the cracks” and are able to access the programs and resources needed to directly improve their education outcomes.”
The full article can be seen here: https://www.manningrivertimes.com.au/story/6364772/additional-300-indigenous-children-to-receive-literacy-and-numeracy-support/
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