Acoustic Imaging employees have chosen the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILS) as our charity of choice for 2018.
Being able to read opens so many doors. But in very remote Indigenous communities, books are all too scarce and literacy levels are so much lower than anywhere else in Australia. The mission of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is to make a difference to the lives of Indigenous families by not only gifting thousands of new culturally appropriate books – with a focus on early literacy and first language - but also by running programs to inspire the communities to tell and publish their own stories.
On 5th September 2018 Acoustic Imaging hosted an Indigenous Literacy Day fundraising lunch to help close the gap. The event was attended by staff, guests, a nosy butcherbird and a dog called Norman. We each reviewed our favourite novel of 2018. Michelle de Krester's 'The Life to Come' was thought to be a worthy winner of the 2018 Miles Franklin award. Lunch was sourced from the company's organic garden and featured a strong sugar snap pea and black cabbage theme (both in season). During the luncheon we raised $500 and were very pleased to pass that on to the ILS.
To read more about the work of the ILS, how to become a partner, or ways to raise money visit the Indigenous Literacy Foundation website.