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Latest news from AFFLIP

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Ten leaders and reading educators from Talomo District visited Adelaide between October 21st and Nov 1st, 2023, to further explore the work started by the Guided Reading Using Book Boxes, (GRUBB) project. AFFLIP’s partnership with Magic Libraries Foundation (Geneva) has enabled what was a small-scale reading project to expand into all fifteen schools in the Talomo District.


Talomo leaders and educators visited five Adelaide primary schools and were able to see firsthand approaches to the teaching of reading. A big thank you to Board members Max Greenwood and Jeanette Emery for their organisation and leadership of this very successful visit.

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This article outlines the work of AFFLIP and the Flagship Program Health and Nutrition.


Written and published on the Department of Education Region XI facebook page recently, the article outlines progress made by the fifteen Talomo District Schools, Davao City, Mindanao, Southern Philippines.

The Gulayan sa Paaralan was implemented in 2007 and was sustained all throughout the years, but the Health and Nutrition program of AFFLIP (Australian Foundation for Fostering Learning in the Philippines) added unique features all for the benefit of the school children ....... 

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2024 Executive Board Members announced.

Chair: Dr Yvonne Zeegers

Immediate past Chair: Mr Alastair Douglas

Secretary: Mr Rod Fagg

Treasurer: Mr Steve Southwood


We also welcome new board members, Mrs Sue Walter and Mr Rod Fagg

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Foundation for Fostering Learning in the Philippines Inc. (AFFLIP) will be held at OREON Partners, 28 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town, 5067 South Australia. on Tuesday 5 December 2023 commencing at 5.30 p.m.

AFFLIP has received a $20,000 grant from the Magic Libraries Foundation based in Geneva to kick start the implementation of The Guided Reading strategy. 

AFFLIP aims to help teachers from K to Grade 6 to provide reading experiences which ensure that all children have the attitudes, information and strategies that will help them to read a range of texts successfully. This involves the provision of leveled reading materials as books and laminated passages.

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The annual AFFLIP Fundraising Dinner was held at The National Wine Centre, corner of Hackney Road and North Terrace Adelaide on Friday 23rd February 2024. 


The event was well attended and raised just over $30 000. A big thank you to all those who donated auction items and prizes big and small.

​Congratulations to Guy Wilson and the Events Committee for organising a fabulous evening.  

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Scholarships are an important part of the work that AFFLIP does to support some of the most disadvantaged students in Talomo District to stay in school. When we started 10 years ago, AFFLIP sponsored 10 scholars, we now have 300 scholars for the 2023-24 school year.

528 children have benefited from a three-year scholarship since 2013.

The impact of the scholarships is profound. The funds provide for basic needs such as uniforms, shoes, books, as well as fees for other activities run through the schools.  $100 AUD supports a child for a full year of schooling, and we encourage sponsors to support each child through Grades 4 to 6 to help launch them into secondary school.

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