Imagine… a grandmother who can now read, write… and teach!
Meet Herminia, an inspiring mother and grandmother in a remote village in Timor-Leste who waited almost 50 years to read and write!
“I would try to buy goods, but I could not read the prices. I was lied to… Now I am going to school! I know how to write and read a little bit. I can sign my own name! I can go to the bank on my own.” – Herminia
Not only can Herminia NOW read and write, but she also pours her heart into teaching her grandchildren these essential skills, creating a powerful legacy of knowledge and love!
“My grandmother teaches me A, B, C!” – Ramosa, Herminia’s seven-year-old granddaughter.
Thanks to your support, Herminia joined our Parents Training program and her granddaughter Ramosa is part of our Inclusive Early Education project.
BUT HERMINIA AND RAMOSA ARE THE EXCEPTION!
Saint Mary MacKillop said “never see a need without doing something about it.” This Christmas, will you bless others with the gift of literacy and lifelong learning? Will you break the cycle of poverty, and help families and communities to flourish?
Imagine… Classrooms alive with the joy and laughter of children singing letters & numbers!
This Christmas, imagine a colourful bus reaching children with creative learning activities in the most remote and rural areas of Timor-Leste. Imagine grandmothers, like Herminia, learning to read, write and teach. Imagine the next generation of teachers, business owners, nurses, and more – with their chance to lead positive change in their communities.
THIS INCREDIBLE VISION IS IN YOUR HANDS. OUR LIFE-CHANGING WORK CAN ONLY HAPPEN THROUGH YOU.
Saint Mary said “God loves generous souls. Let us try to be the generous ones.”
Let’s unwrap the true spirit of Christmas by following in Mary’s courageous footsteps. Let’s give the gift of literacy and lifelong learning to empower communities in need and create a brighter future.
Please embrace the season of giving with us.
The fact… Almost half of Timor-Leste’s population live in poverty
Timor-Leste, Australia’s close neighbour, has shown immense resilience and determination on its path to building a stronger nation. But sadly, almost half the population, especially in remote and rural areas, continue to live in poverty.
Children either leave school early, or they never go at all. They miss out on the chance to learn, grow and escape poverty.
WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THIS.
Will you unwrap the true spirit of Christmas with us? Will you walk all the way with the people of Timor-Leste to build a better future for themselves
Like Mary, will you “show love in your acts” and give the gift of literacy and lifelong learning to create a better tomorrow?