PROGRAMS

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Books In Homes Australia

What do we do?

Books in Homes raises funds and seeks sponsors to support primary schools, preschools and childcare centres that could be described as:

  • Having an Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) under the national average of 1000
  • Are located in a socio-disadvantaged area, remote or Indigenous community
  • Having refugee children with a language background other than English.

How do we help?

Books in Homes provides the gift of new and quality books-of-choice to children who may otherwise not be able to access them, thereby helping to reduce educational inequality. The Program aims to:

  • Improve literacy and reading skills for a better education whilst simultaneously normalising reading as an everyday activity or pastime
  • Involve the family in reading and building a home library for all to share
  • Give children the pride of ownership and choice, and empower children to choose books they WANT to read rather than the books they are told to read
  • Foster self-driven learning through a connection to books and reading
  • Develop children’s creativity and imagination
  • Give children a better start in order to open up choices and opportunities in later life
  • Encourage children to engage with their school and families to engage with their community.

Ultimately, reading is the gateway to education and education is the key to opportunity and prosperity. Books in Homes contributes to overcoming generational poverty and poor educational development by helping children learn to read in their early years.

What Programs do we offer?

Books in Homes offers three Programs during Terms 1, 2 and 4 every year. They are:

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