Be amazed by the power of literacy
Why Timor-Leste needs you
It’s never been more urgent to help the people of Timor-Leste to help themselves. Timor-Leste is one of Australia’s closest neighbours, yet many children and families live with scarcity and hardship. In the past, parents seldom had access to education, teachers had no adequate training, and hardship was passed down through generations.
Hear from Alipio in Timor-Leste
As Mary MacKillop Today’s country director for Timor-Leste, I get to be part of something transformational — providing the gift of literacy to our children and their parents on your behalf. Your support for learning is critical to empower my people of Timor-Leste to rise up and flourish despite experiencing hardships.
Rafaela can now read and write because of you!
When Rafaela in Timor-Leste was younger, she didn’t feel motivated to learn how to read… and she quickly began to fall behind. With the help of generous supporters, Mary MacKillop Today gave Rafaela’s school storybooks with colourful, attractive art drawings and big print.