Who: Indigenous Literacy Foundation
When: December 2013
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation aims to raise literacy levels at a community level. Their focus is on early exposure to appropriate and quality books in the home and community through the supply of books. They strongly support first language and culture and work with community to translate books which represent both English and first language. They are also committed to encouraging and supporting story writing and the development of community stories through publications.
At the 2013 Sydney Summer Hackathon, RHoK helped them create a portal to allow them to send emails publicizing when they sent books to remote areas. It was designed to increase the amount of subscriptions/donations that they would have. It was a micro customer management system. At the end of one RHoK weekend, the team had created an interactive map that integrated with ILF’s data to see where the books have been delivered as a result of their donations.