OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We are a volunteer-run charity that funds health and wellness initiatives for communities in Northern Uganda.
We envision accessible healthcare for the communities with which we partner.
Following the death of a child named Mercy due to malaria, a treatable condition, The Mercy Project was founded on the following principles:
- Our activities help build, stock, and staff first aid centres and clinics.
- We listen to our partners and respond to their needs, respecting their agency.
- We support healthcare abroad by promoting wellness at home.
- We strive to be ethical in all our fund-raising efforts.
We refuse to be overwhelmed by the challenges of poverty.
Our board members are all volunteers and have done hands-on community work in Uganda. We remain committed to the relationships and partnerships created and maintained since 2008. We are affiliated with the Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program which connects students to projects like these in Uganda and allows us to evaluate our impact and the needs of our partners on an ongoing basis.
We raise funds and awareness campaigns in Canada through health and wellness-based initiatives. Our fundraisers range from fitness camps to trivia nights and aim to promote healthy living and a greater sense of community. For our partners in Uganda, our aim is to reduce the incidence of illnesses and infections through the provision of basic healthcare and to improve the mobility and motor skills of children with physical disabilities.