How Does This Thing Work?
About the program
How Does This Thing Work? provides opportunities for secondary students to spend time with some of the Brotherhood's disadvantaged and socially isolated clients.
The program involves students meeting the clients at a cafe and teaching them how to use their mobile phones. Each student works one-on-one with a client, over morning or afternoon tea. The students and clients meet four times, each session lasting approximately one hour.
Who is eligible?
This program is designed for secondary school students, particularly those in Years 9 and 10.
Through the program, students have the opportunity to:
- build a relationship with a person they would otherwise not encounter
- use their technology skills for a real-world, positive purpose
- enhance their sense of personal wellbeing
- develop their presentation and relationship-building skills.
Help us improve
We welcome feedback. Please use the online feedback form.
For further information about Hwo Does This Thing Work?, please contact:
Schools Engagement Coordinator
Brotherhood of St Laurence
67 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy Vic. 3065
Phone: (03) 9483 1327