International Towers and our fellow workspaces across Lendlease's Premium Asset portfolio are proudly supporting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is a national charity of the Australian Book Industry, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote Communities across Australia. This excellent organisation invests in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote Communities to provide the tools and resources they request to shape the direction of their children’s literacy future.
International Towers is particularly proud to announce that together with our fellow workspaces across Lendlease's Premium Asset portfolio, we are supporting the ILF’s latest initiative. This incredible idea came to life following the organisation’s visit to Milikapiti (Tiwi Islands) in February 2021, where they observed some pre-school kids singing and doing the actions to the ‘Barramundi Song’ in Tiwi (which is sung to the tune of ‘Frère Jacques’). The parents told ILF staff how much their kids loved singing the song. Enchanted and intrigued, the team made further enquiries and discovered that other Communities in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory also had language versions of the same song in Mangarrayi, Alawa, and Marra.
Brilliant big books, connecting kids by crossing language barriers
The ILF team developed a campaign to recreate the ‘Barramundi Song’ into three beautiful board books in three languages, printing 500 copies for selective distribution to key areas in those Communities. And International Towers, together with other Lendlease Premium Assets, is honoured to be among those donating to the initiative.
You won’t be able to buy any of these special purpose ‘Barramundi Song’ board books, but you can check out plenty of other ILF titles and read more about their great work here.