How onions are helping families to smile in Papua New Guinea

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Thanks to you, we’re empowering families in PNG to earn an income through onion farming – which means that their kids can go to school, eat nutritious food, and build proper housing!

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Cycling with Grace in Malawi

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We know that education gives young people a path out of poverty. But the pathway to education is, quite literally, long and bumpy in Southern Malawi. So we’re breaking the cycle of poverty with… well, with cycles.

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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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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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Good sanitation means more girls in school

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On her way to school, Yusra negotiates the toxic human waste that lines the streets. The sanitation crisis in her home — the Mukuru slum in Kenya — means residents are forced to use pit latrines and plastic bags as their toilet. The threat of disease lingers every where, but the implications of poor sanitation for young women and girls are particularly complex.

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A life-changing, life-saving toilet

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In Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, almost two million people live in informal settlements or ‘slums’. Water and sanitation facilities are completely inadequate, disease rates are high and poverty is rife. Amy Christian travelled to the Mukuru slum in Kenya and discovered how one innovative toilet is saving lives and changing them for the better.

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How can clean water provide an education?

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Dirty water can cripple a community. Waterborne diseases mean children will miss school, and collecting clean water would take hours from a school day, every day. But now, with easy access to clean water, students at Dingizwe Hight School have more time for education.

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Television can be good for your health

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Television can get a bad rap. It incites us to buy products, vote for politicians and can influence how we should act, think and feel. But across the Pacific, hit TV show, “Love Patrol” is leveraging the power of TV to put HIV in the limelight.

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School resources putting a spotlight on the Olympics

Make the most of Olympics fever to raise your students’ awareness of the serious labour rights issues behind many of the big sports-wear brands, with our new Olympic Special Student Action Guide.

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Apathetic, self-obsessed teens? Whatevs…students tackling the tough issues

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Students from Cheltenham Girls High School are taking action on issues of children in detention – and proving to be leaders in their own right.

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The Majestic Plastic Bag – A Mockumentary

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And now for something completely different: after rediscovering the joys of the classic nature documentary, Sharon stumbles upon a clever mocumentary perfect for classroom use.

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Closing the Gap profile: Moss Vale High School

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Oxfam volunteer Sarah Morris profiles Moss Vale High School, where students are preparing for National Close the Gap Day, one of the biggest days on their school calendar.

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From literacy to equality

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Literacy enlightens, empowers, inspires and increases a woman’s ability to earn a living. The more she learns, the better she’ll understand her rights — and the more likely she’ll be to speak up for herself. This is precisely the aim of the Yehimbole Literacy Project (YLP), a new community-led adult literacy program recently established in […]

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Would you rate company CSR practices?

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There has been a proliferation of company rating schemes in the past few years, but when it comes to improving workers’ rights are they really such a good thing?

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What do our students know about the famine in the Horn of Africa?

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Ideas to motivate your students to better understand the famine in the Horn of Africa and how they can contribute to a world without hunger.

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Sneaky Business Toolkit

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Want to help promote a new global action in support of workers’ rights? The Sneaky Business toolkit provides you with everything you need.

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Was Kermit right when he sang "It’s not easy being Green"..?

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It IS easy being Green. Check out these tools, great case studies and ideas to start a food garden at your school.

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More than 85,000 students took action to Close the Gap

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This year, more than 85,000 students and more than 5000 teachers at 371 schools showed their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality – making it the biggest National Close the Gap day in history.

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Hot topics in the classroom

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How do you incorporate a controversial topic like refugees and asylum seekers into your classroom? This week’s blog includes excellent resources to give you some starting points…

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Talking about human rights

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RightsED is a range of education resources for teachers developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Its aim is to help students explore and understand human rights and responsibilities.

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