Celebrating International Literacy Day

MAMA is all about literacy….we’re passionate about empowering children in need through education. Literacy is a human right. It’s at the heart of our personal and professional growth, and enables us to reach our full potential.


That’s why MAMA is thrilled to support International Literacy Day on 8 September. This year’s theme is ‘Literacy and Sustainable Development’. Literacy is one of the key elements needed to promote sustainable development, as it empowers people so that they can make the right decisions in the areas of economic growth, social development and environmental integration. Literacy is a basis for lifelong learning and plays a crucial foundational role in the creation of sustainable, prosperous and peaceful societies.

This year’s theme resonates strongly with our current projects – the building of two new classrooms at the Mercy School in Honiara; mobile libraries in remote communities; working with the Red Cross Society in Tonga; and shortly, another very exciting project in the highlands of Timor-Leste.

In one month, MAMA will announce our next project in partnership with the Pittwater Friends of Soibada. Together, we will work on a project that will make a significant and lasting impact on the educational opportunities for children in Soibada.

Consistent with the Australian Government’s development assistance program, MAMA will work with village leaders to provide better access to education, clean water, and job opportunities. These in turn will help increase Timor-Leste’s economic growth and reduce poverty. We are very excited.

So, this International Literacy Day, how will you make your mark?

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