"One of the local families are looking for a bookcase
as they now have books at home thanks to you!"
- Northern Territory School
The Books in Homes Programme was originally inspired by Maori author Alan Duff who wrote the widely acclaimed book “Once Were Warriors”. It was founded 21 years ago in New Zealand.
The Charitable Foundation for Books in Homes Australia was founded in 2001 and has a similar blueprint to its New Zealand initiator. Books in Homes Australia is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient.
Since 2001, Books in Homes has distributed in excess of 1,200,000 new books to more than 110,000 needy children from 300 schools and communities around Australia.
Books in Homes Australia’s vision is to re-awaken a sense of wonder in children and excitement in parents, by creating an Australia where every child and family has access to books of choice at home.
Books in Homes Australia was founded on the realisation that failure in adult life often stems from childhoods spent in homes without books. Children who cannot read, become adults who cannot communicate and this is unacceptable in a world that operates on the written word.
Books in Homes Australia provides books-of-choice to families and children living in remote and low socio-economic circumstances, ensuring crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong success. 25% of titles on offer are written by Indigenous Authors.
This Programme aims to break the education inequality found in remote and disadvantaged communities where resources are often scarce and generational poverty endemic.
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