Congratulations to all the graduates of the Bourke, Enngonia and Wilcannia Adult Literacy Campaign. Your effort, commitment and determination have made a huge difference in your communities and is going a long way in making a bright future for the next generation.
CTC Association is proud to be involved in this program. The Literacy for Life Foundation is a partnership between the Lowitja Institute, indigenous campaigner Jack Beetson and Australian construction company Brookfield Multiplex. CTC Association has been involved in providing IT resources and access to training for local teachers and facilitators. CTCA Chair, Gary Wooldrige, says he is extremely pleased to see the difference it is making. "Talking with the students, their reading and writing has improved so much, and the smile on their faces when they read to you - it's overwhelming to see these laptops and computers are working under this program with the CTCA involved."
The graduation ceremony was attended by a big mob of dignitaries, including Ngemba elder Alistair Ferguson, Mr Jack Beetson, Ms Donna Ah Chee Chair of the Literacy for Life Foundation, Mr Phil Gould from the Penrith Panthers, and Ambassador to Australia from Republic of Cuba His Excellency Mr Pedro Monzon.
It was a wonderful opportunity for people from these remote communities to meet those who have been instrumental in making the program happen.
We look forward to many more!