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Buninyong Public School has received the second delivery of 1,114 new books set to help Dubbo students embrace reading and cultivate literacy through not-for-profit Books in Homes Australia.

Tuesday, 27 June, 2017.

Buninyong Public School has received the second delivery of 1,114 new books set to help Dubbo students embrace reading and cultivate literacy through not-for-profit Books in Homes Australia.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation provided a $45,000 grant to introduce the program in Buninyong and Dubbo West public schools, which will see 5,750 new books purchased for the schools’ libraries and students to help improve educational outcomes.

Charitable Foundation Executive Officer Graham Batten said the Books in Homes Program was designed to motivate families and students to view reading as an everyday activity.

Every child, regardless of their social or economic background, has the capability and right to learn to read. The Books in Homes program provides an opportunity to support and enhance the literacy and long-term life outcomes of 339 children at Buninyong Public School

Foundation Executive Officer, Graham Batten

Books In Homes Dubbo

"The Charitable Foundation is proud to support the Books in Homes program, which has been built on research, and allows students to actively participate in shaping their education, by choosing which new Australian authored books they can take home and own."

Books in Homes Australia CEO, Peter Large said early intervention programs were an important factor in cognitive, social and behavioural development.

"Books in Homes Australia was founded on the realisation that failing to reach full potential in adult life often stems from childhoods spent in homes without books. The funding from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation is helping us change this future for primary school students throughout regional NSW, and now in Dubbo as well," Mr. Large said.

Books in Homes Australia is a not-for-profit organisation which has provided over two million new books-of-choice to disadvantaged children throughout Australia, with a particular focus on remote and low socio-economic communities.

The Charitable Foundation has already funded the Books in Homes project in schools with low socio-educational ratings in Orange, Bathurst, Grafton, Tamworth, Lismore, Taree, Cessnock, Singleton and Coffs Harbour, providing almost 20,000 books to improve the educational outcomes of more than 2,000 students.

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