The Big Issue eClassroom

20 June 2013 The Big Issue Classroom

The Big Issue eClassroom

We're launching a new online education program to help school students learn about homelessness, poverty and social justice.

The Big Issue eClassroom will provide interactive workshops for secondary students across the country, streamed live from our offices in Sydney or Melbourne. Students will learn about the impact of homelessness and poverty and hear from someone who has experienced homelessness.

The initiative, which received $120,000 in start-up funding from the Federal Government, is being launched by Minister for School Education Peter Garrett at Dulwich High School of Visual Arts & Design on Friday, June 21.

The online service is an expansion of our face-to-face school workshops in Melbourne and Sydney, which have engaged more than 30,000 students since 2009.

Our eClassroom will help reach even more students around the country and also provide paid guest speaker opportunities for people who have experienced homelessness. 

Workshops will be streamed into classrooms via web conferencing technology and will include a facilitated presentation with curriculum relevant content. Workshops cost $210 + GST, with all proceeds going back into the enterprise.

We’re giving teachers the opportunity to trial our online workshop from June 24-28. To register or for more information, contact Danya Sterling on (03) 9663 4533 or email

More information about The Big Issue eClassroom is also available here.

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