Episode 6 – Story 1
‘One Child At A Time’ – Length 06:23
Bill takes us to Gray Primary School in Palmerston in the Northern Territory. Being on the fringe of Darwin there are many indigenous kids at the school. Exodus, through the Bill Crews Charitable Trust have been running a highly successful literacy program there in recent years.
“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right…. Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.”
Kofi Annan – The seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations