As the end of the year nears, at ALNF we have been reflecting on the many highs and lows of the last 12 months. It’s undeniable that for too many of us 2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges, and this is particularly true for our nation’s most vulnerable communities. From fires and floods, to a global pandemic, as a nation we did it tough and battled through every difficulty that arose.
However, despite all of the uncertainty that this year brought, we are left feeling a tremendous sense of gratitude and pride.
We saw educators and parents spring into action, embracing their work with us as they navigated isolation, home learning and the considerable pressures that come along with constantly changing home and school environments. We were in awe of their commitment and courage.
We watched ALNF team members enthusiastically innovate, problem solve and embrace new ways of thinking and doing to ensure marginalised communities were supported at a time when they needed our assistance the most. Our
trainers saw how vital flexibility was, often connecting with learners during evenings and on weekends, and welcomed training sessions in living rooms with children on laps.
We were also continually moved and honoured by your unwavering generosity, kindness and support. You responded with care and compassion, making our work possible, particularly during a year that was in many ways uncharted territory. It is thanks to you that we got more books in hands, more resources in communities and unlocked more bright futures every day.
There was no way COVID-19 was going to stop us and we truly can’t wait to get going with all of our exciting projects for