Timor-Leste is one of Australia’s closest neighbours, yet almost half of Timorese people live below the poverty line. Schools are poorly resourced and literacy levels are low. With support from generous people like you, we can be a growing force for change, overcoming poverty through literacy and education.
Together, we can find happiness in making others happy. 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 Timorese communities…
- Our Mobile Learning Centre bus travels to reach children in the most remote communities with a library full of interactive learning tools.
- 2,406 young students across 25 schools benefited from vibrant learning sessions in the past year.
- 98 teachers were trained to become more confident and engaging in the classroom.
- 3,401 story books as well as other educational and musical resources were sent to schools to make learning fun.
At Mary MacKillop Today, we continue Mary’s legacy to overcome disadvantage and prejudice by providing access to education.
Will you find happiness in making others happy? By acting today, we create a better tomorrow for generations to come.
Please donate today. Your gift will help continue the life-changing legacy of Australia’s first and most loved saint by supporting people in vulnerable situations to build a better life.