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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Radical program to close literacy gap

Date posted: 12 May 2010

The community of Palm Island will adopt a radical new learning initiative to close the literacy gap. With the help of the Catherine Freeman Foundation and the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, this new program is targeted at preschool children, school beginners and children in junior grades, using a range of different techniques to best suit the needs of the children. Yolanda Coutts, a qualified teacher and mother of three who grew up on Palm Island, believes parents will also benefit greatly from this new initiative.

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Catherine Freeman Foundation
c/o 11th floor
446 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Ph: (03) 9640 0445
Fax: (03) 9640 0443
Email: gm@catherinefreemanfoundation.com

Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation
208 New South Head Road
Edgecliff NSW 2027
Ph: (02) 9362 3388
Fax: (02) 9362 4853
Email: foundation@alnf.org

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Last updated: 17 May 2010
 
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