Moriarty Foundation celebrates milestone by gifting 3.000 children’s books
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Moriarty Foundation celebrates milestone by gifting 3.000 children’s books

by Freya Lucas

December 02, 2022

The Moriarty Foundation –  best known in early childhood education and care (ECEC) circles for its Indi Kindi initiative – recently celebrated its tenth anniversary by distributing 3,000 children’s books to 17 primary schools in remote and regional Aboriginal communities. 


Through its two well known and highly regarded solutions to disparity, John Moriarty Football and Indi Kindi, the Foundation reaches over 2,000 Indigenous children each week in 23 public schools and 19 communities in New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory, and is achieving proven progress in 13 of the 17 Closing the Gap targets.


“The past decade has really proved that our community-led, locally embedded and holistic approach enables families to unlock the potential of their children.The transformation has been exponential,” Moriarty Foundation Co-Founder and Honorary Managing Director Ros Moriarty, said,


“This book drive is inspired by one of the first – and continuing – initiatives at Indi Kindi which is a book delivery in Borroloola called Library Without Walls.” 


Moriarty Foundation’s Library Without Walls Book Drive was made possible by generous donations of children’s books from leading Australian publishers Allen & Unwin, Big Sky Publishing, Affirm Press and Hardie Grant


Moriarty Foundation partner primary schools benefiting from the book drive include:



The Moriarty Foundation was founded in 2012 in the remote community of Borroloola in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory by Yanyuwa man John Moriarty AM – the first Indigenous footballer to be selected for Australia – and business leader and author, Ros Moriarty.


The communities where Moriarty Foundation delivers face complex intergenerational issues of disadvantage and trauma. Extreme remoteness and low levels of education, health, and employment are the context for Moriarty Foundation’s breakthrough impacts.



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