In 1903, a group of concerned Australians joined together to support the work of Ramabai Mukti Mission to offer shelter, access to food and water, health care and education to children and women made destitute by famine in India.
As the work of the Mission grew, so did the number of Australians committed so supporting its work. An Australian Council was formed, and the bonds of partnership grew. Throughout the 1900’s, more and more Australians become involved in the work of the Mission - whether supporting the Mission’s work from Australia through donations, or serving at the Mission itself in India. Several of the Mission’s Directors were Australians.
In 2001 the Australian Council became incorporated as Ramabai Mukti Mission Australia Inc, then later changed its name to Mukti Australia Inc in 2009.
Today, under the leadership of its National Director Glenda de Jager, Mukti Australia has grown into an impressive network of employees, area representatives, volunteers and supporters across every state in Australia – all united by our commitment to see vulnerable women and children on the Indian subcontinent transformed and empowered to pursue lives of hope and purpose.
We do this by supporting our overseas partners through:
Prayer - We pray for the work of our partners in India and Sri Lanka
Funding - We provide funding for development initiatives in India and Sri Lanka
Capacity Building - We support our partner staff in India and Sri Lanka
Serving - We send Australian volunteers and consultants to serve our partners in India and Sri Lanka with their time and expertise
Mukti Australia Milestones
- 1902 - 2000
Visit to Australia by Manoramabai, Ramabai's daughter
Mukti Council set up in Melbourne
First missionary sent from Australia.
Pandita Ramabai listed as one of the top 20 humanitarians of the 20th century by The Australian newspaper.
- 2001 - 2014
Incorporated as Ramabai Mukti Mission Australia Inc.
Evaluation of organisation.