The IPC supports Indigenous Literacy Day 2 September 2020

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) supports Indigenous Literacy Day, which is celebrated on 2 September this year.

In Australia, only 36% of Indigenous Year 5 students in very remote areas are at, or above, national minimum reading standards, compared to 96% for non-Indigenous students in major cities, according to the 2018 National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).

The approach of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is to raise literacy levels starting at a community level where appropriate quality books are gifted to organisations operating in remote communities.

This year on 2 September, the ILF are hosting:

  • a virtual YouTube Live Event at 12:30pm (AEST) to celebrate Indigenous language and literacy. Visit their YouTube page and tune in on Indigenous Literacy Day here.
  • an online event for primary schools, libraries and early education centres at 2pm (AEST). More information about the event can be found here (link no longer available).

Learn more about Indigenous Literacy Day and how you can contribute by visiting their website.

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