Inspired by Australia’s first saint, we are working to transform lives with dignity for self determination

 

Guided by the Gospel, we stand with the poor and the marginalised so they can realise their potential and participate fully in the community. Through access to education and learning of practical life skills, we seek to transform lives.

“I’m a teacher, let’s start today!” – Saint Mary MacKillop

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Who we are

Through Mary MacKillop Today, the vision of Australia’s first Saint and of the Sisters of Saint Joseph is being realised. In the spirit of Mary MacKillop, we work in partnership to help create generational change through the teaching of practical life skills to women, men and children in Australia and beyond.

What we do

We work with local communities in Australia and internationally through learning for life and enabling access to learning opportunities in the areas of educationhealthfinancial inclusion and livelihoods to share practical life skills for self-sufficiency.

Last year Mary MacKillop Today:

Provided literacy training for 281 teachers in Timor-leste .
Provided literacy training for 281 teachers in Timor-leste .
Provided literacy training for 281 teachers in Timor-leste .
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Featured News

Latest from our blog

  • Why 'Education for Life' is important

    March 17, 2021

    Education is one of the best investments a country can make to alleviate poverty. Through her time working with communities around the world, Mary MacKillop Today’s CEO, Jane Woolford, has come to deeply appreciate the relationship between education and poverty. Jane shares why she believes ‘Education for Life’ is important.

  • Community Grants in Australia

    March 17, 2021

    Our Community Grants program has invested grants in over 600 life-changing projects across the country since 1995. We partner with organisations who empower Australia’s most marginalised people to improve their lives through education.

  • Meet Christine, one of our valued supporters

    March 17, 2021

    It is only through the generosity of our wonderful supporters that we can reach people in need, here in Australia and overseas. We are so thankful for the kind support to help us follow in the footsteps of Saint Mary MacKillop and break down cycles of disadvantage.