Wilcannia Menindee Field Trip 2012

In the last week of July, a small Indigenous Literacy Foundation staff, along with thier Program Evaluators, took to the Barrier Highway to launch Binabar’s new books in north west NSW. The program visit was over three days and involved media interviews with the Barrier Daily Truth and Broken Hill ABC Radio, visits to potential partners and most importantly, the delivery of workshops in Menindee and Wilcannia with kids aged 5-10 years old. Working with local elders and literacy educators, Murray Peters and Kaylene Kirwin, locals and guests began to master some Paakantji language. The kids loved the stories, music and songs that were written by Binabar Books to introduce new words. On this trip we delivered over 150 book packs and additional sets of books.

Read the full story on the Indigenous Literacy Foundations website.

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