Mercy Works: Mercy Connect Photography Day

Building relationships through use of technology

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Most Australians carry around a device, usually a smartphone, that can access the internet, track our locations, carry digital wallets and take photos. It is quite remarkable how connected we are to technology each day. In 2019 Mercy Connect had the idea to build on this relationship with technology to foster a human connection between two schools from quite different parts of Sydney.

The project, which first took place in May 2019, gave students from two different schools the opportunity to meet and connect with someone new and to explore and photograph a new city together using their smartphones. In 2020 the global pandemic derailed any hopes of holding this event. This year, however, it’s all systems go for the students of Mary Mackillop Catholic College and Monte Sant’ Angelo, North Sydney to meet, learn how to use their smartphones to take better photos, and explore Parramatta together.

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