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Through this Program our ambition is to harness the potential of disadvantaged young people around the world by enabling equitable access to quality education so they can help build more inclusive, thriving societies.

The BHP Billiton Foundation partners with NGOs and institutions to enable equality of opportunity so more people can realise the power of education to improve life choices, fulfil their potential and contribute to society.

The BHP Billiton Foundation seeks to enable equality of opportunity and improve outcomes for young people. This means more children can participate in education in the first place; are enabled to stay and thrive in school longer to gain a higher level of qualifications and skills; and can succeed and prosper throughout their lives. By giving more young people the opportunity to learn and acquire a high standard of skills, we can help them to prosper individually while empowering them to address some of the pressing global societal challenges we face today and in the future.

The Education Equity program is aligned to the following UNSDGs:

BHP Billiton Foundation Education Equity

Natural Resource Governance

Raising standards of governance and transparency is essential to ensuring that the wealth created by the global resources sector helps improve living standards of millions of people around the world.

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Environmental Resilience

Resilient environments sustain peoples’ cultures, livelihoods and food security, retain biodiversity, maintain water resources, combat climate change and underpin thriving societies around the world.

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We are interested in learning about initiatives which are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and relevant to our Global Signature Program and Country Program Strategies. Please contact us with your ideas.

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Community participation helping children reach their potential

More than 80 per cent of a child’s learning takes place outside of the classroom, this makes the community’s role in the development and education of a child critically important. Supporting and building capacity of local communities by working directly with community leaders, businesses, education-based social enterprises, community organizations, parents and teachers to identifying innovation and good practices that can be shared across the world.

BHP Billiton Foundation Board

The Foundation has a dedicated Board of Directors and operates consistently with the BHP Charter values and the BHP Code. The Foundation is committed to robust governance and aims to set an example in purposeful transparency by reporting openly on progress in each of its projects.

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Our partners

More information on our partners, what projects we are working on together and more information on the projects.

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Your ideas

We are interested in learning about initiatives which are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and relevant to our Global Signature Program and Country Program Strategies. Please contact us with your ideas.

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