NEWS CENTRE

Mercy Works: Out & About

Some of the group with Sally Bradley RSM the Executive Director of Mercy Works (in the blue top).

 

Being instantly welcomed into a room to be introduced to a group of strangers is not something that you come across every day.

 

Meeting new people isn’t always easy especially when a group’s bond is so strong as the one you find at Baabayan.

 

On Wednesday the 4th of March, our Executive Director, Sr Sally Bradley and our Domestic Projects Coordinator, Sr Jennie Ryan had that experience when they visited the Baabayan, Aboriginal Corporation in Mt Druitt. Both Jennie and Sally had the opportunity to see the program in action, meeting with the young mothers to celebrate their artistic ability, future plans and their children.

 

Giving these mothers a break from caring for their children is giving them the time to develop their skills and knowledge to better prepare themselves and their family for the future.

 

Mercy Works provides funding for a pre-school educator to provide quality childcare and learning opportunities to these children who would otherwise not have the chance to attend pre-school.

 

This gives the mothers a chance to have some time away from their children to focus on their needs such as furthering their educational opportunities, exploring their artistic expression and discussing plans for their futures.

 

This group activity expressing incredible artistic talent also nurtures healing of past experiences and offers hope for a much better future for not only the mothers but their children as well.

 

Messages to: lauren.stariha@mercyworks.org.au