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

  • Dear Friends and Supporters

    September 3, 2019

    Dear Friends and Supporter,

    Firstly, thank you for your kindness and support throughout what was an exciting first financial year as Mary MacKillop Today!  You make it possible to lift vulnerable communities out of poverty through empowering opportunities – and I am so grateful for that.

  • Meet Ben...

    September 3, 2019

    As a ten year old boy Benjamin asked his mum to make jam to support his immense love of all things fruity and sweet. He also wanted to support children in Timor-Leste who don’t enjoy the same educational opportunities that he and his brothers have here in Australia

  • Helping rural Aussies!

    September 3, 2019

    Your ongoing support of Mary MacKillop Today’s Financial Inclusion Team means we are able to offer, in partnership with Good Shepherd Microfinance, No Interest Loans (NILS) to those in need. Successful applicants of a NILS loan receive up to $1,500 with small fortnightly repayments over a 12  to 18 month period with no fees and […]