Find happiness by creating a better tomorrow for people living on the margins - Mary MacKillop Today

Find happiness by creating a better tomorrow for people living on the margins


150 years ago, Saint Mary MacKillop brought the joy of learning to all — no matter their background — because she saw education as a pathway out of poverty.

Whether it’s supporting a child to become the first person in their family to learn how to read and write, or a young adult to be the first person in their community to go to university — these are the sorts of wonderful ‘firsts’ that generous people like you make possible through Mary MacKillop Today.

Look what joy your support could help bring to people right here in Australia…

  • 30 First Nations students were provided with scholarship support over the past year so they could pursue their dream of higher education. “Studying Law at university has meant — for the first time — I feel my people can have a voice. The scholarship helped me to become a lawyer so I can help Indigenous groups. To have somebody emerge from our community as a lawyer to stand and speak for the people means they can all have a voice through me.”
    – Hayden, recipient of a Mary MacKillop Today First Nations Scholarship and the first in his family to go to university.


And in Timor-Leste, one of Australia’s closest neighbours…

  • Our Mobile Learning Centre bus travels to reach children in the most remote communities with a library full of interactive learning tools.
  • 2,400 young students across 25 schools benefited from vibrant learning sessions.

Children, women and communities here in Australia and in Timor-Leste need your support to access education as their way out of poverty. Will you find happiness in making others happy today?

By acting today, we create a better tomorrow for generations to come.