What She Makes Game

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Try out this classroom round table role play/ debate game!

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In their own words: Three inspiring young women tell us why we must #CloseTheGap

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National Close the Gap Day is only a few days away on 15 March 2018. With International Women’s Day still fresh in our minds, we ask three inspiring young women to express in their own words why we must close the  gap in Indigenous health.

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Warriappendi School and Lourdes Hill College help Close the Gap

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In many ways, Warriappendi School in Adelaide and Lourdes Hill College in Brisbane are very different schools, located over 2000 kilometres away from each other. But they are united by a shared passion – to close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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Schools in Action: St Margaret’s Mini Fete

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Armed with steely determination, a strong sense of social justice and ‘creative budgets’, the Year Sixes at St Margaret’s Primary School in Maribyrnong are just one of the many schools who’ve worked to tackle poverty together with us this year.

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Teaching Controversial Issues: New PD Workshop for Teachers from Oxfam

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Recently Oxfam’s own Schools Program Coordinator Annalise De Mel presented a workshop on teaching controversial issues at a UNESCO global citizenship education conference in Seoul, South Korea.

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Four ways Aussie schools can respond to the hunger crisis

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Bisharo and her baby are just two of 20 million people currently at risk of starvation. But the current global hunger crisis is about more than people just being hungry. Here’s how schools can help.

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Ballarat Grammar School takes a bite out of hunger

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Ballarat Grammar School in Victoria kicked off the 2017 school year by hosting an Oxfam Hunger Banquet, a fun and experiential way for students to explore the inequities in our global food system.

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Australian students use Instagram to Close the Gap

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“It is our responsibility as members of today’s generation to improve the way of life for the next generation.” While this could easily be a quote from a maiden speech in Parliament or media commentator, in fact it’s from Brittany Abraham, a Year 12 Aboriginal Studies student from Loreto Normanhurst school in Sydney. She and […]

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Poster design to change the world

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The Oxfam Schools Program has released a new, interactive, online and free educational resource, which explores the power of posters to change the world. Read the inside story behind the illustrator and design.

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Tully Close the Gap

Schools in Action: Tully State School Close the Gap on Indigenous Health Inequality

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Students at Tully State School in Northern Queensland were given ownership over their National Close the Gap Day event, and managed to grab the attention of their entire community.

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Auburn South students tell us why global education matters

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Grade Six students James, Charity, Freya and Aden discuss the global issues of literacy and numeracy and explain why and how this basic human right can be extended to all children, everywhere.

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Schools in action: William Angliss Institute host awesome hunger banquet

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Hunger affects one in nine people around the world. And thankfully, there are things each of us can do, even at school. Things that tie-in with who we are, our interests, and the people we meet. We just need to think laterally.

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Schools in Action: 2016 Hunger Banquets kick off with epic Peninsula school event

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Aussie students are leading the way in raising awareness of the busted food system — by teaching their classmates about how poverty and global challenges like climate change affect the health and nutrition of people in the developing world.

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Australian students shine a light on Indigenous health equality

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Oxfam’s Schools Program social media volunteer and guest blogger, Benjamin Clark, reveals the top entries from the 2016 Close the Gap Instagram challenge, all created by Australian students.

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How students can fight exploitation with Instagram

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Australia’s young people have an important role to play in calling out exploitation in some of the country’s most loved brands.

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What a difference $1 makes

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Oxfam’s $1 Day is a new and exciting national fundraising event with the aim of raising $500,000 for clean water projects. $1 Day is officially on Tuesday 31 May, but you can get involved at any time throughout the month. Find out how.

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Oxfam supports Safe Schools

Oxfam supports Safe Schools

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Oxfam Australia has become an official supporter of the Safe Schools Coalition, pledging our support for the vital program it provides for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, staff and families.

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Students huddle around a mobile phone to showcase their interest in the Close the Gap Instagram challenge

How to Close the Gap with a snap

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We’ve created an Instagram photo challenge especially for Australian students to help Close the Gap. Adding your creative voice is a powerful way to help raise awareness and inspire others in your community.

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School girls sing a song to welcome visitors to the 'reading corner' set up by the village preparedness and response team in Sembalun Lawang, Indonesia.

16 things we’re excited about for 2016

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Here at Oxfam Australia’s Schools Program, there are heaps of things we’re excited about for 2016. It was hard to narrow them down, but here – in no particular order – are our 16 for ’16!

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Three awesome end of year activities for schools

The school year is drawing to a close. Here’s three ways to engage your students with relaxed, fun and meaningful activities.

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Schools are integral to help Close the Gap

Schools in Action: Pembroke School

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With registrations pouring in for National Close the Gap Day 2016, we hear from one school about how to hold activities that inspire a whole school.

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Cambodian students

A new Einstein could be living in Cambodia

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Last month, we held a competition to find out how important secondary students thought Australian aid is in building a fairer global community. The response was incredible.

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Ravi* 11 and his sister Pabritra* 10 (* - not real names) in a temporary shelter after the Nepal earthquake. Photo: Aubrey Wade.

Schools in Action: Aussie schools support Nepal (part 2)

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In the second part of this Schools in Action series, we continue looking at the inspiring ideas by Australian schools to provide relief to the people of Nepal.

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Kavita stands with her two daughters outside their temporary shelter after the Nepal earthquake struck on 25 April 2015.

Schools in Action: Aussie schools support Nepal (part 1)

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In this ‘Schools in Action’ series, we take a look at the amazing work undertaken by Australian schools in partnership with Oxfam to provide relief to the people of Nepal.

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