“The relationship with literacy is there and it’s something that I think we can all be proud of as a community.”
Alinta Pencheff-Scott is an educator at the Waranwarin Early Learning Centre. Source: Supplied
Ms Bell says educators are also provided further training opportunities by ALNF, including a nationally accredited Certificate IV in Early Language and Literacy, which combines speech and language pathology and early years education.
“You can see the confidence on their faces – that they’re ready to take on the next chapter of their lives at school.”
Closing the Gap reforms
To mark National Reconciliation Week, the ALNF has partnered with several high-profile celebrities to help spread the word, including footballer Adam Goodes, musician Danzal Baker, and Wiradjuri actor and Playschool presenter Luke Carroll.
Luke Carroll says he grew up with a love of literacy inspired by his late mother, Aunty Fay, Source: Supplied
They’re promoting limited edition ‘Literacy is Freedom’ t-shirts, designed by Deus ex Machina, available for sale with 100% of the proceeds supporting ALNF’s vital work with First Nations communities.
“It means so much and I’m proud of the work they do.”