The Sisters of St Joseph established the Mary MacKillop Foundation to fund "small life-changing projects".
Since 1995 this Foundation has supported many such projects that respond to the needs of rural and isolated communities, indigenous groups, people with disabilities and those forgotten by society throughout Australia - from metropolitan areas like Sydney to remote rural areas in The Kimberly of Western Australia.
The Foundation has funded Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Scholarships for over a decade with 30 graduates to date (2009) and another 18 currently enrolled.
Being with the people and alongside the disadvantaged and suffering is central to Josephite identity. It means working with others, taking responsibility, having an attitude of willingness, sharing ourselves and our resources and promoting justice in our local community and in the wider community.
Through the Foundation, Josephites have responded with other Congregations to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and are continuing to establish scholarships.
To read more about Good Shepherd Aboriginal Scholarships, visit their website
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