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What it’s all about

After more than 2 decades Oxfam’s school program has closed. Our commitment to tackling poverty and empowering communities continues. The resources on these pages will no longer be updated.
– September 2019.

What it’s all about

We offer a huge range of ideas, resources and support for integrating global learning and to enable teachers, students and the whole school community to understand their world and make a positive difference in it.


Young people have extraordinary potential to create big positive changes in the world we live in. Powered by empathy and understanding, their actions are essential to creating a just world without poverty. They are the leaders of today and tomorrow, who are taught, inspired and empowered by dedicated, passionate and engaged educators.

As an international aid, development and campaigning organisation, Oxfam is uniquely placed to offer support to educators and students to reach this amazing potential.

“All young Australians become successful learnings, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.”
Melbourne Declaration, Goal #2


Oxfam Australia’s Schools Program recognises we live in a globalised and digitally-connected world.

Offering a wide range of ideas, education resources and support, we help:

Supporting active global citizenship education, we create opportunities for students to explore global perspectives, social justice and active citizenship in ways that are relevant and meaningful to them.

Students are supported to build their confidence and capacity to make ethical, sustainable and informed choices to help shape solutions to global problems at a local, national or global level.


Our 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.