Mercy Connect is a volunteer programme run by Mercy Works to support recently arrived students from a refugee background, assisting them with a new language, different social rules and educational practices.
We are very blessed at MMCC to have the support of four of the fully trained Mercy Connect volunteers of which there are 57 across a range of schools in the Sydney area. This support benefits the students both academically and emotionally, by one-on-one or small group support to develop academic skills and also through a rapport with the volunteers that helps to enhance the students’ self esteem and self confidence. We thank Mercy Works for the invaluable work that they do and are very grateful for the support of the Mercy Connect volunteers both in 2016 and in past years.
We look forward to a continuing and productive relationship in the future.