The success of Mary Ward International Australia is underpinned by four key factors:
The story of Mary Ward, founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, continues to bring hope and wisdom to people from all walks of life. Born in 1585 in Protestant England at a time of religious oppression, Mary encountered tremendous opposition because of her belief that girls should be educated and women empowered to assume leadership within society.
More than 400 years on our Loreto Sisters and Mary Ward International Australia work to continue her vision today where ‘women in time will come to do much’.
At MWIA, we are dedicated to supporting women and children to receive the education, skills and support they need to transform their lives and the world around them. Helping girls reach their potential is one of the single best investments we can make to end poverty.
The Loreto Sisters and their colleagues are working on the ground, supporting projects across 23 countries. MWIA aims to provide support and offer solutions to help empower the lives of women and children around the world. MWIA believes education and providing ongoing support are the keys to a brighter future.
MWIA prides itself on our volunteer program by tailoring the experience to suit the individual. Anyone over 21 years can choose to volunteer with a range of MWIA projects in Australia and around the world. We place you where the need is greatest and where your skill set will be of most use. You can rest assured knowing you are being supported by a strong network of Loreto Sisters working on the ground in your host country. Why not contact us today to find out more?