Oxfam La Trobe was established in 2013 and has grown to become an embraced NGO presence on the Bundoora campus. The club links to Oxfam groups at other universities as well as Oxfam Australia.
Oxfam La Trobe is an open and inclusive student group which welcomes students from all walks of life. Being a culturally diverse group with a large international student membership gives us a greater range of ideas and contextual understandings which we hope will make our social justice events interesting, engaging and meaningful for the La Trobe student community.
Oxfam La Trobe has four key practical purposes:
To act as a bridge between the LTU student community and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). In doing so, the group aims to help students become involved in volunteering, internships and other vocational pathways within these sectors.
To collaborate with La Trobe University, particularly in relation to the Student Enrichment Centre. Oxfam LTU also hopes to build a strong relationship with La Trobe’s Institute for Human Security to open up internship and research opportunities for students.
To coordinate with the Oxfam Australia Office in order to contribute to Oxfam Campaigns. In 2015 some campaigns include:
• CLOSE THE GAP
• AUSTRALIAN AID
To collaborate on events, fundraise and share resources and volunteers with the La Trobe University Social Justice League: a collection of socially-minded La Trobe students who have an interest in social justice, human rights, environmental sustainability and social change.
If you want to get involved in this inclusive and open club just click 'Join Club' above, or come along to one of our weekly meetings.
Visit our Facebook page for more info and to keep in contact with other Oxfam members and keep up to date with events, meeting times, film screenings, fundraisers, skillshares and more!
Short summary of Oxfam International:
"Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working in approximately 90 countries worldwide to find solutions to poverty and related injustice around the world. In all Oxfam’s actions, the ultimate goal is to enable people to exercise their rights and manage their own lives. Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful, to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Each organization (Affiliate) works together internationally to achieve a greater impact through collective efforts."
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