Hit the Road Jack

We’ve all heard of the Make Poverty History campaign which has been gaining momentum for a number of years. It’s made great progress in highlighting the plight of the world’s poor and taking steps to alleviate poverty.

As part of that campaign, the Make Poverty History Zero Seven Roadtrip is kicking off later this week.

Every single day, 30,000 children are dying as a result of extreme poverty. We already have the resources, knowledge and opportunity to change the world and stop this tragedy.

07/07/07 is the halfway mark for accomplishing the promised Millenium Development Goal of cutting extreme poverty in half by 2015. Make Poverty History Zero Seven is calling on the Australian Government to set a timetable for achieving 0.7% of budget in more and better aid by 2015.

This morning on 98.5 Sonshine FM I spoke to Western Australian State Director of the Oaktree Foundation, Paul Mason.

You can hear our conversation using the media player below.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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