What We Do

We are a national charity seeking to assist people in our most marginalised communities to gain vital language, literacy and communication skills. ALNF’s specialised, innovative and proven programs address the needs of a diverse range of individuals and communities – specifically supporting First Nations, refugee and other vulnerable Australians. We believe that literacy is freedom- literacy allows individuals to access education, participate meaningfully in our society and to have a voice. It is a basic human right.

Our Programs


First Language App

The ALNF develops a groundbreaking app in Yankunytjatjara & Pitjantjatjara Learn More

Congratulations Nara and Anastasia!

Mimili students complete Year 12 after achieving competencies in ALNF's Early Language and Literacy course Learn More

RAS Highlighted in Recent Report

RAS named one of the most successful programs for learning and transition support for refugee students Learn More

From the Community

"I would really love to see all Indigenous and non-Indigenous services put their staff through this training. I can't recommend it enough!"

Preschool Educator, Kempsey NSW

"Language is my life. You have given me back my life. I am alive again."

Warumungu Elder, NT

"Dear ALNF, thank you for giving us books for our class to read. Now I can practice my reading. These books are helping me to improve my English. Thank you so much."

RAS student, Wagga Wagga

"I’m going to teach the kids to the best of my ability and give them the best chance that I can and I honestly feel that ALNF, that’s the best chance."

Teacher and community member, Palm Island QLD

"I have always struggled myself with language and literacy, been a bad speller and struggled at school. This training has taught me so much about language - giving me tools to use to teach and extend my knowledge to all children. All of it has been incredible."

Preschool Educator, Nambucca Heads NSW

Give Now

Your gift can help make a real difference for individuals, families and communities

  • $10 Provides a child in a disadvantaged community with a brand new, specially selected children’s book.
  • $100 Provides a child with a Literacy Pack filled with quality school supplies and learning resources.
  • $150 Assists in training an Indigenous community member to enhance children's literacy development.
  • $240 Provides a vulnerable preschool child with the literacy and learning support necessary to start school ready to learn and grow.
  • $5 $5 a month for a year will provide vital learning materials for a child in a remote community.
  • $10 $10 a month for a year will provide a child with a Literacy Pack filled with educational resources and a number of brand new, specially selected books.
  • $20 $20 a month for a year will provide a preschool student with learning support to successfully transition to school.