John McLaverty

Education and Youth Advisor

All posts by John McLaverty

Deforestation in Malawi

I recently went back to Malawi for a short holiday and this is a post about my observations and concerns on some of Malawi's environmental issues. Deforestation The...

John Mclaverty discusses film with FILMCLUB reporters Lily and Madz

World Food Day explored through film

At Oxfam we're always looking for new ways to inspire young people to get involved in global learning. So I was really looking forward to meeting FILMCLUB Young Reporters Lily and Madz to celebrate...

A clear message for Alistair Burt

Nichola Livermore was one of 150 young people that met Foreign Minister Alistair Burt as he prepared to depart for the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations in New York. Here's her account of a momentous...

Dancing to a better future

Oxfam Youth Action Groups are a great way for young people to explore issues they care about and make things happen. Here Miriam from the Sir John Lawes Oxfam Youth Action Group tells of the experiences...

Getting tanked up for a bullet proof Arms Trade Treaty

Oxfam asks young people to do some pretty unusual things. But we've never asked anyone to travel around London in a tank before. Youth Board member Mayowa Oduola explains why. ...

Taking the message to number 10

On Monday 13th February, 6 members of Oxfam South-East youth board took a petition calling for better Education for girls in Afghanistan straight to the Prime Minister in Downing Street.  The...

Nine is Mine

Children in India are showing the rest of us a thing or two about campaigning with their huge 'Nine is Mine' campaign. They're holding the Indian government to account over their promise...

Primary School Assembly is land grabbed

On Friday 20 January the Burntwood School Youth Action Group visited Earlsfield Primary school to present an assembly to Year 4 about the global food crisis. Brianna, a member of the Burntwood...

Celebrating Bangladesh’s 40th birthday with a call for action

On Wednesday 14 December the rather grand surroundings of the Speakers House at the Houses of Parliament were the setting for a reception to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bangladesh's independence. ...

Speaking out for girls in Afghanistan

On 24 November Oxfam joined Afghan Connection, a charity founded by Dr. Sarah Fane, to raise awareness and lobby decision makers on behalf of girls' education in Afghanistan.  After years...