Working with schools

Oxfam Australia’s research and experience shows young people play a crucial role in helping people overcome poverty. But many can feel overwhelmed by the scale of global problems, lack knowledge on specific issues, or are unaware of the opportunities to take action and make a genuine contribution.

That’s why all Oxfam’s Term projects and Classroom resources are designed to balance problems with practical solutions. Our school resources are developed in accordance with the Learn, Think, Act model of global citizenship.

Students are supported to explore and learn about issues, and think critically about what can be done and what they can do – building their confidence and capacity to make ethical, sustainable and informed choices to shape solutions at local, national and global levels.

Our resources are aligned to the Australian Curriculum, or relevant state secondary school certificate, and can be used across a range of subjects including English, geography, civics and citizenship, health, business and economics, global politics, art and more.

Oxfam’s schools materials can be used:

  • in the classroom
  • by student leadership teams, social justice groups and student representative councils
  • to support extra-curricular school activities, such as fundraising days; and
  • when engaging with the wider school community.

Oxfam supports Safe Schools:

Oxfam Australia believes that schools should provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students, so that they can learn, grow, and reach their full potential as individuals, and as active global citizens. We are proud to stand in solidarity with, and state our support for, Safe Schools Coalition Australia and its work to create positive change for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, school staff and families, as an ally in working towards a world that is more just, peaceful, harmonious and fair.

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