Yes I Can, Aboriginal Adult Literacy Campaign

In 2012, two pilot intakes of an Aboriginal Adult Literacy Campaign were conducted in the town of Wilcannia in far west New South Wales using the Yes I Can (or Yo Si Puedo in Spanish) methodology.

The project was managed by the University of New England with funding from a number of source including Commonwealth and State Departments. Refer to the Project Details Summary for further information.

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In stage 2 of the project a further five intakes were run, one more in the Wilcannia campaign and others at neighbouring Enngonia and Bourke. In 2013 the not-for-profit Literacy for Life Foundation was established as a partnership between the Lowitja Institute,  indigenous campaigner Jack Beetson and Australian construction company Brookfield Multiplex.  The foundation will will lead and coordinate the national roll out of the campaign to as many communities as possible.

In 2015,  a fourth intake will start in Bourke in January, and Phase One will also commence in Brewarrina. 

(Updated 26/12/2014 to include information about 2015 intakes.)