Our focus country this week is…Australia, surprisingly. Maybe you weren’t expecting Australia to be one of our focus countries, but it’s where Oaktree operates from. Many Australians forget that our nation is part of the Asia-Pacific. But we are part of a connected and diverse region, and here at
Over the years Oaktree’s focus has narrowed to the Asia-Pacific region where it is believed that young Australians can help make the most positive difference through domestic political lobbying and maintaining strong international partnerships with organisations such
So why does Oaktree work in the Asia-Pacific?
Itsproximity to Australia
- We can feasibly make the greatest difference with the funds and resources available to us
- Many of the countries are among the poorest in the world (including our closest neighbour, Timor-Leste)
- Also, isn’t is nice to be neighbourly?!
Australia has a rich history
This is the space Oaktree works in.
We believe that Australia has the capacity to ‘be a good mate’ and support our friends down the road (or across the sea). We believe it is in Australia’s best interest to do this for the future of the region as a whole. For the Asia-Pacific to continue developing and ensure long-term regional stability we need generations of empowered and educated people to take the helm. Lastly, we believe that our volunteers can contribute to sustainable change through partnerships with.
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