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Youth Use Social Media In Campaign To End Poverty


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Around 1000 young ambassadors are using social media to create hype and participation in contributing towards the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.

Using Twitter and Facebook, the ambassadors are gaining celebrity and political attention, including comedians Wil Anderson, Arj Barker as well as Greens senator, Sarah Hanson-Young, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

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They are calling for at least 100, 000 signatures in support of ending extreme poverty.

Youth led development agency The Oaktree Foundation launched their national Roadtrip to End Poverty  on Saturday, marking the official journey for the group campaigning for the Australian government to keep their promise of reaching 0.7% foreign aid contribution by 2020.

The Roadtrip is the first in a series of campaigns set to ignite a passion to end extreme poverty, hoping to ignite a wide spread community passion for the cause.

We’re aiming to “create a huge sound movement for people who believe we can end poverty in our lifetime” said Sarah, Queensland State Director for the Oaktree Foundation.

To see more about the movement visit: http://movementtoendpoverty.org.au/ or join the twitter conversation at @theRoadtrip and #endpoverty


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