Start your lesson with this little gem

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This short animated video about coal consumption in the USA and the power used by everyday appliances makes a great starting point for some animated classroom discussions.

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A new look at transforming education

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Can we change how the education system works? Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson makes us think how and why we educate, challenging assumptions and raising as many questions as he answers.

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EngageMedia: Supporting video activism in the Asia Pacific

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EngageMedia is a social justice organisation supporting video activists across the Asia and Pacific region.

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Image courtesy UN

What women want? The voice of women workers at the UN

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Union delegates at the 55th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women report that while increasing numbers of women are participating in tertiary level science and technology education, this has not translated into equal career opportunities or equal pay.

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Photo: Danielle Cantlon/OxfamAus

Literacy…an invaluable gift unwrapped

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Whether working in a Phnom Penh garment factory or living in a remote rural village, literacy can be a ticket towards a better life.

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Photo: Akshay Mahajan/OxfamAUS

Global rights at work: key to ending poverty

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Supporting labour rights is— fundamentally—about supporting an end to global poverty. The Global Rights at Work project shows how education and skills building can help women and men in developing countries to secure better working conditions…and better lives.

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Passionate teachers bring opportunity

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I’ve been visiting Oxfam-built schools in remote areas of Stung Treng province. We went to monitor post-construction progress, while doing in-the-field media training. Inaccessible by car, arrival at the first school was a five hour, bumpy and muddy moto-ride deep into the jungle.

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Keep the dream

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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. […]

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