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Mary Ward International Australia (MWIA)

Contact

Name: Kim Nass

Position: Executive Officer

Email: mwiaustralia@loreto.org.au

Address

Suite 105 3 Eden St

North Sydney

Sydney 2060

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Our Mission / Objective

To support the development works associated with the Loreto sisters and their colleagues as they empower women in transforming structures and systems that keep them oppressed and marginalised.

Projects in Progress

Mary Ward International Australia (MWIA) is a registered charity established by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM) to address the needs of the most disadvantaged in Australia and developing countries around the world.

Inspired by the founder of the Loreto sisters, Mary Ward (1609), MWIA is committed to working towards a more just world where there is respect for the dignity of each person and equal opportunity for all. In particular, MWIA works towards the empowerment of women and children.

MWIA is part of the wider Mary Ward International Network established in 2002. As such, the Loreto Sisters and their colleagues are working on the ground, supporting projects across 23 countries.

Since 2006, MWIA has been providing support to many of these projects that align with our vision to create sustainable change for a just and loving world by empowering women to transform unjust structures. These include:

Baby Milk Project, Zambia:

MWIA has sponsored the Baby Milk Program in Lukulu, Zambia since 2008. This project provides much needed basic nutrition for orphans and vulnerable infants whose mothers are living with HIV/AIDS. This project gives children the best start in life by providing relief for mothers. The project also acts as a health and nutrition resource centre for the whole community.

Panighatta Paper Products, India

One of two ethical enterprises run in the tea plantation villages of Darjeeling, India, Panighatta Paper Products provides employment and empowerment to adolescent girls through this income-generating project. Girls who might otherwise be plucking tea or falling victim to human trafficking are given an opportunity to learn valuable skills for their future while still at school.

Sukna Jute Project, India

The Sukna Jute Project was established in the tea plantation village, Sukna, in the Darjeeling region of India to provide skills-training and income generating capacities for adolescent girls in a marginalised and isolated area. The girls learn to weave with jute, producing bags, coasters and other goods which they sell at local fairs, teaching about business and empowering them to become independent.

Children’s Libraries, Vietnam

Since 2008, MWIA has been supporting the Children’s Library project in rural communities across Vietnam. What began as a modest program designed to supplement the books in rural libraries has transformed into a nationwide initiative aimed at supporting education and literacy.

MWIA now funds eight libraries across Vietnam; with four libraries in Northern Vietnam, three in the South and one in Central Vietnam. The project has grown exponentially in recent years and it is still growing.

House of Welcome, NSW

Since 2012, MWIA has been supporting the House of Welcome (HoW) which is the largest transitional housing provider for asylum seekers in New South Wales. HoW provides resources to families and individuals who are most at risk of homelessness and destitution, and who are ineligible for many other forms of support. MWIA is assisting HoW to help people build new lives in Australia, by providing them with transitional housing, financial and emergency assistance, advocacy and casework support, and links to essential services and skills-development programs. HoW works to uphold the dignity and human rights of all people living in the community, regardless of how they came to be in Australia.

 

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

95 185 481 919

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

A gift in your Will is the ultimate way to support a cause. If you are able, we encourage you to consider leaving a legacy that will live on through our vital work.

Call: (03) 9813 4023 Email: kim.nass@loreto.org.au   Website: www.mwia.org.au

General Donations

$200 could equip an Indian woman with the capital costs of starting a small business to support her family. By supporting MWIA you are helping to create change and bring hope to the lives of many through sustainable projects.  Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Call (03) 9813 4023, send a cheque made payable to ‘Mary Ward International Australia Foundation’ to: MWIA, Suite 105, 3 Eden Street North Sydney NSW 2060 or donate securely via our website: www.mwia.org.au

Donate Here

Other support

Becoming a MWIA corporate partner has benefit on many levels – for employers, employees and the global community:

Call: (03) 9813 4023 Email: kim.nass@loreto.org.au   Website: www.mwia.org.au

Social Media

Help spread the word and be an advocate for MWIA by joining us on social media and telling your family and friends about the life changing work MWIA is supporting.

twitter.com/mwiaustralia

facebook.com/mwiaustralia

 

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Visit our website and find out how you can become an MWIA volunteer with one of our projects worldwide. We are also always looking for volunteers here in our Sydney Office to help with marketing, campaigns, graphic design, grant writing and event management.

We are also always looking for volunteers here in our Sydney Office to help with marketing, campaigns, graphic design, grant writing and event management.

Call: (03) 9813 4023 Email: kim.nass@loreto.org.au  Website: www.mwia.org.au

 

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

To support the development works associated with the Loreto sisters and their colleagues as they empower women in transforming structures and systems that keep them oppressed and marginalised.

Projects in Progress

Mary Ward International Australia (MWIA) is a registered charity established by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM) to address the needs of the most disadvantaged in Australia and developing countries around the world.

Inspired by the founder of the Loreto sisters, Mary Ward (1609), MWIA is committed to working towards a more just world where there is respect for the dignity of each person and equal opportunity for all. In particular, MWIA works towards the empowerment of women and children.

MWIA is part of the wider Mary Ward International Network established in 2002. As such, the Loreto Sisters and their colleagues are working on the ground, supporting projects across 23 countries.

Since 2006, MWIA has been providing support to many of these projects that align with our vision to create sustainable change for a just and loving world by empowering women to transform unjust structures. These include:

Baby Milk Project, Zambia:

MWIA has sponsored the Baby Milk Program in Lukulu, Zambia since 2008. This project provides much needed basic nutrition for orphans and vulnerable infants whose mothers are living with HIV/AIDS. This project gives children the best start in life by providing relief for mothers. The project also acts as a health and nutrition resource centre for the whole community.

Panighatta Paper Products, India

One of two ethical enterprises run in the tea plantation villages of Darjeeling, India, Panighatta Paper Products provides employment and empowerment to adolescent girls through this income-generating project. Girls who might otherwise be plucking tea or falling victim to human trafficking are given an opportunity to learn valuable skills for their future while still at school.

Sukna Jute Project, India

The Sukna Jute Project was established in the tea plantation village, Sukna, in the Darjeeling region of India to provide skills-training and income generating capacities for adolescent girls in a marginalised and isolated area. The girls learn to weave with jute, producing bags, coasters and other goods which they sell at local fairs, teaching about business and empowering them to become independent.

Children’s Libraries, Vietnam

Since 2008, MWIA has been supporting the Children’s Library project in rural communities across Vietnam. What began as a modest program designed to supplement the books in rural libraries has transformed into a nationwide initiative aimed at supporting education and literacy.

MWIA now funds eight libraries across Vietnam; with four libraries in Northern Vietnam, three in the South and one in Central Vietnam. The project has grown exponentially in recent years and it is still growing.

House of Welcome, NSW

Since 2012, MWIA has been supporting the House of Welcome (HoW) which is the largest transitional housing provider for asylum seekers in New South Wales. HoW provides resources to families and individuals who are most at risk of homelessness and destitution, and who are ineligible for many other forms of support. MWIA is assisting HoW to help people build new lives in Australia, by providing them with transitional housing, financial and emergency assistance, advocacy and casework support, and links to essential services and skills-development programs. HoW works to uphold the dignity and human rights of all people living in the community, regardless of how they came to be in Australia.

 

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

95 185 481 919

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

A gift in your Will is the ultimate way to support a cause. If you are able, we encourage you to consider leaving a legacy that will live on through our vital work.

Call: (03) 9813 4023 Email: kim.nass@loreto.org.au   Website: www.mwia.org.au

General Donations

$200 could equip an Indian woman with the capital costs of starting a small business to support her family. By supporting MWIA you are helping to create change and bring hope to the lives of many through sustainable projects.  Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Call (03) 9813 4023, send a cheque made payable to ‘Mary Ward International Australia Foundation’ to: MWIA, Suite 105, 3 Eden Street North Sydney NSW 2060 or donate securely via our website: www.mwia.org.au

Donate Here

Other support

Becoming a MWIA corporate partner has benefit on many levels – for employers, employees and the global community:

Call: (03) 9813 4023 Email: kim.nass@loreto.org.au   Website: www.mwia.org.au

Social Media

Help spread the word and be an advocate for MWIA by joining us on social media and telling your family and friends about the life changing work MWIA is supporting.

twitter.com/mwiaustralia

facebook.com/mwiaustralia

 

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Visit our website and find out how you can become an MWIA volunteer with one of our projects worldwide. We are also always looking for volunteers here in our Sydney Office to help with marketing, campaigns, graphic design, grant writing and event management.

We are also always looking for volunteers here in our Sydney Office to help with marketing, campaigns, graphic design, grant writing and event management.

Call: (03) 9813 4023 Email: kim.nass@loreto.org.au  Website: www.mwia.org.au

 

Our Annual Reports

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