As my second last post for this blogathon I want to come back to the interview that I’ve been doing with Rebecca Monson from Oak Tree Foundation (the recipients of donations that you our wonderful readers will give through this blogathon). You can get the full inerview in the About Oak Tree Foundation category.
DR: What is your dream and vision for Oak Tree Foundation?
RM: Different people in the Oaktree Foundation will have different visions. Personally, I hope to see the Oaktree continue to grow throughout the world and in a manner that ensures its sustainability for many, many years to come. I also hope that it provides inspiration and perhaps even a model for young people who are interested in establishing other organizations working in different areas of social justice, ie. homelessness. Young people might not have university qualifications or even a great deal of life experience – but they have passion, idealism and energy that can be harnessed to achieve the most incredible things. The Oaktree provides a model for the manner in which young people’s skills can be fully utilised, and not stifled by confining young volunteers to mundane tasks of answering telephones and stuffing envelopes.