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Indigi-Briz hosts fundraiser for Indigenous Reading Project

4ZZZ’s Indigi-Briz radio show will hold an event on April 6 at Brisbane’s The New Globe Theatre to raise crucial funds for 4ZZZ community radio and the Indigenous Reading Project to improve the reading rate in Indigenous Australians.

The Indigenous Reading Project will provide education and support for 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Australia this year.

Popular act DieVsCity will headline the event with live performances by Robbie Miller and local Hip Hop duo Swilo & Au Bala.

Indigi-Briz host Kristy McMahon said she couldn’t stress the importance of the event enough.

“Reading is a really important life skill that I think I think everybody should have but the reading rates in our younger generation are quite scary,” Ms McMahon said.

“This project is close to my heart and I’m proud to be a part of this fundraising opportunity to help improve the lives of so many Indigenous Australian students.

“We’ve got a deadly line-up of talented Indigenous performers who are all keen to jump on board for a really fun and entertaining evening.”

Indigenous Reading Project CEO Daniel Billing said the success of the program relied on donations.

“The Indigenous reading project is a free program that relies 100% on donations to continue to provide education and support to Indigenous Australian students.

“The funds donated from Indigi-Briz’s event will give the program a boost to continue the vital education work we do.

“Last year’s figures showed excellent results, the average amount of time spent reading was improved by 102.1%, fluency tests improved by 24.39% and comprehension tests improved by 57.14%.”

Indigi-Briz will broadcast the event live from The New Globe Theatre from 3pm with a chance to meet host Kristy McMahon.

To book your 4ZZZ Indigi-Briz fundraiser tickets or find out more visit http://www.ticketbooth.com.au

Indigi-Briz

Indigi-Briz is a 4ZZZ radio show featuring music from up and coming Indigenous talent, traditional vibes, interviews and yarns, deadly discussions, community announcements and alternative news, what’s on, what’s wombah.

http://www.4zzzfm.org.au/program/indigi-briz

Indigenous Reading Project

Our project aims to improve the reading of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We target kids who are behind their peers and want to improve their reading skills. We loan them a Kindle e-reader and monitor their progress over time. If they significantly improve their reading ability they get to keep the Kindle.

http://www.irp.org.au/Home

Kristy McMahon is available for interviews. Please contact Katlynn at k.bradder.denning@gmail.com for interviews and images.

One response to “Indigi-Briz hosts fundraiser for Indigenous Reading Project

  1. Reblogged this on Beer & Other Important Things and commented:
    4zzz is awesome and necessary, support them if you can.

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