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OUR OVERSEA S IMPACT. BEGINNINGS SOUTH AFRICA: Our work began in South Africa, in the KwaZulu Natal region - working with NGOs including GoLD (Generations.

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1 OUR OVERSEA S IMPACT

2 BEGINNINGS SOUTH AFRICA: Our work began in South Africa, in the KwaZulu Natal region - working with NGOs including GoLD (Generations of Leaders Discovered), Sethani and Heartbeat. Our partnerships in South Africa came to a close at the end of INTERNATIONAL NEEDS GHANA: Vocational training centre for vulnerable women INTERNATIONAL NEEDS PHILIPPINES: IT and life skills training

3 OUR DEVELOPMEN T PHILOSOPHY

4 IN PARTNERSHIP All of our overseas work is done in partnership with local organisations. We act primarily as a funding partner, helping to finance specific projects, but also provide technical assistance where appopriate. We believe that local people have the knowledge and skills to implement effective development so we partner with community-owned projects to ensure sustainability. YOUNG PEOPLE Oaktree focuses all aspects of their work on young people – overseas partnerships included. We support projects that value young people and champion both leadership and resilience, so that young people are empowered to bring about change in their own communities. We recognise that the most significant and immediate gains for social, economic, cultural and political participation are made through education for teenagers and young adults.

5 ASIA- PACIFIC Self-Interest In terms of our own stability and security, it is in Australia's self-interest to ensure the stability and development of our neighbouring countries. Oaktree currently focuses all of its work in the Asia-Pacific region. This is for a number of reasons: Regional Focus Many countries in the Asia-Pacific are amongst some of the poorest in the world, including East Timor, our closest neighbour. Impact Due to the proximity of the Asia Pacific, Oaktree believes this is where our funds and resources have the biggest impact. Close proximity also enables more frequent and cost-effective monitoring and evaluation of projects. Responsibility As our neighbours and due to the common history that we share, Australia has a responsibility to assist in the empowerment of these communities.

6 EDUCATION Oaktree funds projects that focus on education at two levels: Secondary and Tertiary education Vocational and skills-based education CROSS CUTTING ISSUES Gender Projects are designed in a way that encourages the participation of women and promotes gender equality Disability We engage with projects that focus on the empowerment of young people regardless of whether or not they have a disability, including physical, mental and sensory impairments. Oaktree also recognises three cross-cutting issues that are central components of all projects that we engage with: Leadership Investing in the young leaders of the future

7 WHERE DO WE WORK?

8 CAMBODIA PARTNER: KAPE KAPE is a locally run NGO that was established in KAPE’s work directly affects the lives of over 100,000 Cambodian children, through education initiatives in over 300 schools across 7 of Cambodia’s provinces. PARTNER: KAPE KAPE is a locally run NGO that was established in KAPE’s work directly affects the lives of over 100,000 Cambodian children, through education initiatives in over 300 schools across 7 of Cambodia’s provinces. PROJECT: Beacon Schools Initiative Aims to improve access and quality of education in the worst performing schools. Three schools are part of this project – two existing and one new. It is hoped that the BSI schools will serve as a ‘beacon’ of how schools can be. PROJECT: Girls Education Initiative GEI is part of KAPE’s umbrella Inclusive Education Program, targeting vulnerable youths who are at risk of missing out on education - 85% of which are girls. It is targeted at poor youth from minority and/or rural families considered to be at high risk for exploitation and unsafe migration.

9 Established in 2005 Puthi Komar Organisation aims to contribute to building the intellectual, well-being and economic capacity and development of children and their community. PARTNER: PKO PROJECT: Young People for Development Aims to provide poor and vulnerable youth with access to both formal and informal learning opportunities through supporting high school and university scholarships and investing in building a student resources centre. The centre will provide disadvantaged youth access to short training courses, volunteer work, counselling services, library resources and internet. CAMBODIA

10 PAPUA NEW GUINEA PARTNER: City Mission City Mission is dedicated to reducing the high levels of youth unemployment and crime. With more young people migrating to Port Moresby but lacking the educational background and vocational skills to gain jobs, homelessness and gang membership define the lives of many PNG youth. PARTNER: City Mission City Mission is dedicated to reducing the high levels of youth unemployment and crime. With more young people migrating to Port Moresby but lacking the educational background and vocational skills to gain jobs, homelessness and gang membership define the lives of many PNG youth. PROJECT: The Farm This training centre accommodates young men for months. It is a live in vocational training centre for men who have previously been on the streets. It provides skills and knowledge in areas such as literacy and numeracy, hospitality, carpentry, screen printing, cooking, health and life skills. These skills enable the young men to have a greater opportunity of finding future employment. PROJECT: Haus Ruth For young women. A drop in centre providing basic education and training. Vocational training includes computer skills, bookkeeping and hospitality. Watch this!

11 PAPUA NEW GUINEA PARTNER: Baptist Union Based in Mount Hagen, BUPNG is a highly regarded organisation in PNG, working to increase basic service centres in the country such as schools and medical centres. PARTNER: Baptist Union Based in Mount Hagen, BUPNG is a highly regarded organisation in PNG, working to increase basic service centres in the country such as schools and medical centres. PROJECT: Building Schools Project Yangis Yangis is a very remote community in the Eastern Highlands with the only access available via plane. This project is improving the infrastructure of an existing school to enable it to accommodate all 350 of its students. Kumbareta As one does not currently exist in the area, this project is building a secondary school to allow students to complete their education to a Year 12 level, improving literacy and ensuring brighter futures. The Project includes a Special Needs Centre for students with disability and is working to improve gender rations

12 TIMOR- LESTE PARTNER: Ba Futuru Timor-Leste’s preeminent child protection and peace-building organisation. Since 2004, they have delivered educational training to over 25,000 children, youth, teachers and community leaders. PARTNER: Ba Futuru Timor-Leste’s preeminent child protection and peace-building organisation. Since 2004, they have delivered educational training to over 25,000 children, youth, teachers and community leaders. PROJECT: High Schools Transformation Project This program will develop scholarships, learning material, extracurricular programs and teacher training to provide the most vulnerable students access to education. It will work with 60 teachers enabling them to equip 1,000 students with the skills and knowledge to drive development and peacekeeping in their country.

13 TIMOR- LESTE PARTNER: Plan Timor Leste Plan Timor Leste is a subsidiary of Plan International. Plan TLS are well known for their amazing work partnering with local communities in Timor-Leste. PARTNER: Plan Timor Leste Plan Timor Leste is a subsidiary of Plan International. Plan TLS are well known for their amazing work partnering with local communities in Timor-Leste. PROJECT: Youth Economic Empowerment Project This project is working with young leaders to increase workplace participation through formal employment and vocational training. 1,500 young men and women will have access to vocational training services providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a sustainable livelihood letting them take control of their futures.


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