We're almost a quarter of the way towards reaching our goal with just 3 days to go! We've teamed up with EthicalJobs.com.au for our Footpath Literacy fundraiser and they will match every dollar we raise.
Imagine if you couldn’t read for pleasure. Or fill out a form, understand a text message, or follow the directions on a medicine bottle.
Alarmingly, 1 in 7 Australians reach adulthood without the reading and writing skills they need to complete the kinds of everyday tasks most of us take for granted.
And if you are homeless, low literacy makes life even more difficult. It's harder to access the services you need, to manage your health, let alone to find stable work and housing.
Accessing reading and writing help as an adult is not straightforward. Services are over-stretched and many adults with low literacy are ashamed and reluctant to return to anything like a classroom.
Improving an adult's reading and writing skills is life-changing. It gives people hope, confidence and turns lives around. It makes a tangible and lasting difference, empowering people to take a more active role in their own lives and in their communities. It makes for a fairer Australia.