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From Seymour to the world - end poverty

Oaktree Foundation ambassadors among the many that came to Seymour this week.

THOMAS HINSS March 13, 2013 4:08am

The 56-strong group of Oaktree Foundation ambassadors at Kings Park on Monday.

Among the thousands of people who arrived in Seymour at the weekend was a 56-strong group that wants to see some action on a much larger stage.

The Oaktree Foundation ambassadors — aged 16 to 26 — came to promote awareness of worldwide poverty.

Oaktree hopes that every 70 cents of every $100 of Australia’s gross national income can be committed to the goal by 2020.

Kaitlin Morris, one of the ambassadors, said the group had been touring around the state to raise awareness and to try to muster support.

Oaktree had been going through marginal electorates to try to gain the most support from the public. The response had been positive, especially in regional areas, Ms Morris said.

The group had so far obtained about 16000 signatures on the current road trip.

Assumption College student Kate Leben, another of the ambassadors present in Seymour, said she joined the foundation to make a difference in the fight against poverty and that it was a very meaningful cause to fight for.

Oaktree did a lot of work around the Seymour area, with the local scouts being heavily involved in its work.

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