The Oxfam Monash Partnership
The Oxfam-Monash Partnership seeks to harness the combined power of students, academics and development practitioners in pursuit of a more just and equal world.
The Oxfam-Monash Partnership
Monash University and Oxfam Australia come together in partnership to contribute toward evidence-based and effective development and action-based humanitarian and advocacy work. Both Monash University and Oxfam Australia draw upon existing experience in research and student engagement so as to offer students more opportunities to get involved with development work. In turn, development work will benefit from the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm these students offer. This partnership seeks to create real synergy between action and research with a view to, directly and indirectly, improving the lives of people living in poverty. More information is available here.
Oxfam-Monash Partnership Mid-Partnership Report 2010-2013
This Mid-Partnership Report focuses in five parts on what we have learned over the last three years through Partnership activities:
The Mid-Partnership Report can be downloaded here.
South Africa Student Placement Program 2014
Monash University and Oxfam Australia have come together to provide amazing student volunteer placement opportunities through the South Africa Student Placement Program. Students will volunteer with Oxfam South Africa and local community-based organisations in South Africa, such as Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust, Project Empower, Refugee Social Services, and Woza Moya. Students will also get the opportunity to study in South Africa. Students are able to take advantage of two opportunities thanks to our partners at Monash Abroad: undertake an exchange to Monash's South Africa Campus and access up to $4,000 of financial assistance, AND/ OR fulfil their degree's internship requirements with one of our partners and access from $900 to $2,500 of financial assistance. The 2014 program runs from January 6th and there are opportunities for students to apply for a Summer, Semester, or Sandwich placement (with a semester of study at Monash South Africa). More information is available here. Please note that applications for the 2014 Program have now closed. Applications for the January 2015 Program will open mid 2015.
Oxfam-Monash Innovators Program
Congratulations to Eleanor Meyer, Stephen Halpin, Annie Xu, Soumya Sarkar, Sachi Munasinghe and Bethany Kleverlaan who developed the 'Sustain Me' project. The winning group developed an idea for an app that would help people learn easier and sustainable ways to recycle their waste. On top of winning $5,000 with which to develop the app, the winning team also will be offered valuable mentoring from various professionals in the development field. We will be following the winners as they take on this exciting challenge! More information is available here.
Other Ways to Get Involved
In keeping with our belief in the transformative power of collaboration and co-operation, the Partnership welcomes and encourages the involvement of all individuals with fresh perspectives and enthusiasm to share. If this is you, see our Projects page and our Student Engagement page. You can also keep in touch with us through our blog, facebook, E-News and Twitter. Together, we believe that the Oxfam-Monash Partnership can truly be more than the sum of its parts. More information is available here.