I’m Dustin (from Melbourne) and I’m in Cambodia, volunteering with Oxfam for 18 months through AusAID’s VIDA program.
As well as providing, latrines, clean water, emergency shelter, other basic needs to people affected by the Haiti earthquake, Oxfam is also helping them to earn vital income through a cash-for-work scheme.
Last year we were overwhelmed by the pledges made to keep pressure on our government to act on climate change. Very excitingly, as 2010 is an election year here in Australia, we have real opportunities to turn our desires for change into real action!
In South Africa over 1.5 million children are orphaned as a result of HIV. Keep the Dream 196, is a community-based child protection organisation that uses mentoring programs to provide better care for orphans and vulnerable children. He went from failing school to getting a bursary to do computer programming so he’s changed his life. […]
Much progress has been made in the campaign to close the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, but more still needs to be done.
For Thandekile Chonco, the literacy class she attends in Qomokuphila village, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is not just about learning how to read and write. By attending the classes four times a week, she can now sign her name instead of using a thumbprint; she can count out money to avoid getting ‘robbed’ of correct […]
As a UN Climate Tracker you are part of a diverse global movement. A global movement that has inspired millions of people around the world to sign petitions, write letters, and take to the streets to demand action. But a movement that knows we still have a lot of work ahead of us.