Teaching the World to Read
Vocational Literacy is part of a worldwide literacy initiative which distributes a free reading program to developing communities throughout the world.
More than 500,000 children and families have been provided with 'Fantastic Phonics'.
In Africa, countries such as Liberia and Rwanda are using the program on a national basis. It is spread widely through Africa, Asia, Pakistan and India and is used in more than 90 countries. It is donated as part of a philanthropic enterprise that sees literacy as the most important component of economic progress. Closer to home, Fiji is implementing Fantastic Phonics to an initial 200 schools, with plans to progressively expand to the nation's 700 schools.
Australian Indigenous communities.
The National Indigenous Training Academy (NITA) at Yulara was founded to help Indigenous adults into employment. The Indigenous Land Corporation, which purchased Yulara to establish a centre for Indigenous training, created NITA.
As part of its mandate, the task of NITA is to help increase the numbers of indigenous adults employed from the Mutitjulu community. Vocational Literacy was invited to begin a literacy program, which is ongoing.
Fantastic Phonics presented to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
In April 2014, the National Indigenous Training Academy (NITA) presented the Fantastic Phonics “Healthy Living” Series books to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on their Royal visit to Yulara, Uluru and the Academy.
Fantastic Phonics is delighted to have been honoured by both the Mutitjulu community who presented the books, and NITA, to give baby Prince George his first books with Indigenous artwork by Bibi Barba and content depicting Indigenous children in the outback.
Vocational Literacy, in its partnership role with TeachtheWorldtoRead.com,
donates reading programs to 270 Australian schools with Indigenous children.
The 270 schools are found throughout Australia, from Wadeye in the far tip of
Arnhem Land, to the South West top of Western Australia, to the tip of Cape York,
and the Mt Druitt schools of Western Sydney.
We also donate to charities like the Smith Family and Salvation Army and Wesley Mission.