IYE Trip to India
On Friday the 9th of July, a team of enthusiastic Oaktree volunteers lead by Jordy Bradley set off on a trip to India to meet with local development organisations, including our partner organisation, Pravah. This was done as a part of Oaktree’s International Youth Exchange initiative (IYE).
What is IYE you say? The goal of the initiative is to seek out and partner with youth-led organisations in the Asia-Pacific region. We then exchange knowledge, ideas and techniques with our partners so that we can improve and grow our respective organisations to be bigger and better. As organisations working in different countries and contexts, we all have different strengths and weaknesses. By coming together, we can share what we know and learn from those who know what we don’t.
The purpose of Oaktree’s trip to India, in the spirit of these values of IYE , is to learn from and share knowledge with these organisations.Our partner organisation Pravah conduct a huge amount of youth and education programs that run on a regular basis throughout India. These programs engage young people in the endless possibilities for youth leadership, education and positive community change. Pravah also do fantastic work with inclusivity and diversity, engaging in issues of gender equality, castes/classes and LGBTI rights. The are superstars of the development sector in India!
The recent trip to India is not the only thing to be happening in IYE land here at Oaktree. During our Seat Stakeout campaign that kicked off one week before Australia’s Federal election, members from Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP), Cambodia, and Global Platform Myanmar came out to have a look at our operations. It was a fantastic experience for us to get some feedback on our work as well as sharing some skills with our partners.
If you want know more about IYE, you can email our IYE manager, Emma Clampett, at: firstname.lastname@example.org