We believe fiercely in the potential of young people, and we’re working hard to help them have a real impact on the things that matter to them.
Here in Australia, that means campaigning on the issue of extreme poverty, to raise public awareness of it and to advocate for policy change from our leaders. You might have seen us campaigning in your city. By joining Live Below the Line, you’re adding your voice to our biggest campaign.
The Power of Our Programs
At Oaktree, we believe that empowering young leaders transforms lives. We reckon it’s the most powerful tool we have to tackle the injustice of poverty. When a young person is given opportunities and skills, they're not just improving their current lives. They’re amplifying their voice, so they can have an impact on their futures and uplift their communities. For a young person, this is a game-changer. That’s why we partner with organisations that create change on an individual, community and systemic scale, to provide opportunities for more young people to create a more just world.
The Right Thing To Do
We think having access to education isn’t just a good thing - it’s the right thing. We believe that education is a fundamental human right, which makes access to it an issue of justice, not an issue of charity.
At Oaktree, we don’t do charity. Charity is a favour; charity is top-down. That’s not our style. We know we’re pretty bloody lucky to have such easy access to education in Australia, and we know our neighbours in Cambodia and Timor-Leste have the same right to it as we do. That’s why we work with our international partners, who enable young people to see that right become a reality.