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Order of Malta Australia


SEVEN children sponsored this December as part of our Creating Leaders Sponsorship programme


Scholarship students at a Christmas party organised by the Order of Malta Embassy in Timor-Leste

Scholarship students at a Christmas party organised by the Order of Malta Embassy in Timor-Leste

We are only half way through December and already many generous individuals are giving a Christmas gift to the less fortunate.

So far this month SEVEN more children have been sponsored through the Creating Leaders Sponsorship program. This has doubled our regular sponsor base and their gift of sponsorship has the potential to positively impact these children’s future.

The Creating Leaders program has only been running since 2015, however we have already seen fantastic achievements from our students. One of our earliest students, Maria Jose Sarmento, this year completed her education at the Portugese School of Dili with outstanding results. She is now going on to pursue her dream of a career in medicine and is such an inspiring example of what this Scholarship program can help children achieve.

Creating Leaders is an Order of Malta scholarship program in Timor-Leste. Like many developing countries, Timor-Leste has high levels of poverty and low national human development. Education is an important vehicle to employment, independence, social and political empowerment and consequently, national development. However, a cycle of poverty often creates barriers to the children’s participation in education.

The Scholarship supports underprivileged children to participate in formal continuing education.

Sponsoring a Child in the Creating Leaders Scholarship Program costs $70 a month.

Please consider sponsoring a child or making a donation to the project using the Paypal donation facility below:

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The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.