For teachers

We believe that education is vital in building a more just world and we’re passionate about the role teachers play in creating real and meaningful change. That’s why, for the second year running, we’re working in partnership with teachers around Australia to bring the Ration Challenge to schools!

To do that we have put together a series of educational resources, fundraising resources and general information to ensure that you are supported whilst teaching and taking part in the Challenge. Read more about what is available when you sign up for the Challenge below or scroll to the bottom to download important information to decide if you’d like to take part in your school.

Educational resources

By putting themselves in the shoes of a refugee and learning about global issues in class, students will develop empathy for others and feel empowered to make a difference in the world. Designed for teachers, by teachers, the Ration Challenge’s educational resources allow you to engage students in wider learning before, during and after Refugee Week.

We have tried to provide resources that will span across various subjects and year levels. We are very open to feedback or requests for other resources. We’d also love your help if you can provide any resources you develop yourself and are willing to share!

Resources that will be available:

  • An introduction to refugee issues
  • Leadership training program for students
  • English Stage 4 NESA
  • English Stage 5 NESA
  • English Year 8 Australian Curriculum
  • English Year 10 Australian Curriculum
  • Geography Year 10 NESA and Australian Curriculum
  • Christian Studies Years 10-12

Unable to take part in the Challenge this year, but interested in using the educational resources?

We’d love to hear from you so we can pass them on and learn more about your needs as a teacher and a school. Contact Hope Capurro, Ration Challenge Schools Coordinator, on or 1800 025 101.

Stories from the field

We believe one of the most powerful ways to create change is by connecting people in Australia with the communities they are helping. We’ll be sharing with you and your students stories from refugee students and their families through video, photos, interview transcripts and also during our live Facebook.

We have included these stories and related discussion questions in all of the educational materials you’ll be able to download in your hub. Students are encouraged to visit the ‘For students‘ page to view and download these stories to read about or share with their families.

Fundraising support

When you sign up your school team, you’ll be able to log in to your Ration Challenge schools’ hub and gain access to fundraising support. This will include promotional material to get students signed up at school, videos and stories and fundraising tips. For the Ration Challenge itself we’ve also included detailed recipes, written by refugees themselves, and a choice of meal plans for suggestions on how to manage safe cooking at school.

Important information

To answer your questions and help provide you with the information you need when deciding to take part, please download this important information.



If you have further questions please do get in touch with the Ration Challenge Schools Coordinator, Hope Capurro or call 1800 025 101.