No Bars on Books

In 2015 more than 5000 children’s books were generously and abundantly donated by the public to the No Bars on Books campaign in Tasmania. These book donations were then passed on to the prison’s wonderful, and long-standing, Books-on-CD program. In the...
Project: Ground Level Literacy

Project: Ground Level Literacy

Ground Level Literacy is a pilot project which brought literacy teaching to two formerly homeless men. The men became tenants of Common Ground Tasmania, a dignified apartment facility to accommodate people who have been sleeping rough. Both men entered the program...
Project: Just Time

Project: Just Time

The Just Time project is unabashedly about love: fortifying, undergirding, strengthening-of-all-things love. And specifically, how the bonds of love and positive emotion, which form the basis of secure attachment between parent and child, gift that child’s life with...
Project: Sound Systems

Project: Sound Systems

What we saw when we used the speech sounds as the starting point to learn the written code, is that adult learners with low literacy skills turned their skills around in just four months. A fantastic result, a fantastic project, and a fabulously necessary foundation...
Project: Just Sentences

Project: Just Sentences

The Just Sentences pilot project is bringing speech pathology support to the literacy programs of a small number of inmates within the Tasmania Prison Service. These are men whose literacy skills have not yet moved very far along the literacy continuum. But they can!...