Library For All Australia is pleased to confirm the award of an Australian Aid Friendship Grant through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In announcing the grant, Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator The Honourable Marise Payne explained that “Australian Aid Friendship Grants will bring a diverse range of new Australian community partners into the Australian Aid program by funding them to expand or enhance their existing international development activities in our region”.
Library For All Australia will use the Friendship Grant to increase the number of titles, and the range of reading levels available on the free Library For All digital library application in Papua New Guinea. In addition, the organisation will work with local community members in Papua New Guinea to increase the number of people that are able to access the Library For All app.
Library For All’s Chief Executive Officer Rebecca McDonald said that “this is our first opportunity to work directly with Australian Aid. It provides the organisation with the opportunity to significantly expand our reach and impact in Papua New Guinea. We are extremely humbled by the Minister’s belief in our mission and capability”.
Library For All is an Australian not for profit scale-up disrupting the global publishing industry by making high quality, age appropriate and culturally relevant books and educational resources accessible to all, equally. More than 50,000 people started reading with Library For All in 2018.
Further information about Library For All’s ground breaking digital library application and unique content is available at libraryforall.org.au