It is the mission of Oxford University Press to further the University of Oxford’s objectives of excellence in scholarship, research, and education. OUP Australia and New Zealand aims to support this mission through its charitable giving program. Below are some of the organisations that OUP ANZ supports.
The Smith Family Learning for Life Program
The Smith Family is a national, independent children's charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. OUP ANZ makes annual donations to the program.
Skyline Education Foundation
Skyline Education Foundation Australia provides intensive support for talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds. OUP ANZ has supported the charity since 2006, making an annual donation of books and coordinating contributions from a group of other educational publishers. It also donates dictionaries to award students graduating through Skyline’s VCE Bursary Program.
Room to Read
The Room to Read organisation works to increase literacy education and gender equality in education for children in Asia and Africa. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organisations and governments, Room to Read develops literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. OUP ANZ donated resources to a fundraising event.
Les Twentyman Foundation Back-to-School Program
The Les Twentyman Foundation provides crucial support services to young people and their families. In 2016, fire gutted its Footscray library for disadvantaged students, destroying more than 8,000 textbooks, $5,500 worth of stationary, and computers, printers, filing cabinets and other office resources. OUP ANZ donated books to help restock the library.
Buk bilong Pikinini
Buk bilong Pikinini is a charity in Papua New Guinea which establishes libraries to teach literacy to disadvantaged children. It aims to foster a life-long love of reading and learning, increase literacy rates and empower vulnerable children. OUP ANZ is a sponsor and member of Buk Bilong Pikinini and donates resources to the charity.
Rotary NSW Donations in Kind Program
In response to the natural disaster in Vanuatu the Rotary NSW Donations In Kind Program is organising two containers of resources. OUP has some old, discontinued and excess resources that would be suitable for this, as Rotary are eager to include primary and secondary resources.
Fiji was devastated by the strongest storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere in 2016. Tropical Cyclone Winston flattened entire villages and about 347,000 people were impacted and in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 120,000 children. Thousands of homes were damaged, hospitals, schools and water supplies were hit hard, and damage to crops and livestock cut off families' food and livelihoods. OUP ANZ made a donation to Unicef’s Fiji Children's Emergency Appeal.
Education Institute (Royal Children’s Hospital)
The Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute provides a rich learning experience for children and young people so that their journey as learners continues in hospital. It aims to make the transition from hospital back to school or kindergarten as seamless as possible by keeping students connected to their regular learning environment and their peers. OUP ANZ donated books to replace its out-of-date resources.
University of the Sunshine Coast and University of Technology Sydney Equity Programs
Equity programs at the University of the Sunshine Coast and University of Technology aim to support disadvantaged students. OUP ANZ provides resources to provide resources to ensure these students have access to the resources they need to continue their education.