Mercy Scouts International is a not-for-profit non-governmental scouts relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
This organisation was established in the year 2009 by seven enthusiastic, action-oriented, social and professional scouts as well as young people from Uganda who were inspired by the spirit of solidarity, integrity and compassion, for the less privileged people and families in local communities while drawing strength from scouts groups, global diversities, resources and experiences.
In the year 2015, Mercy Scouts International was duly registered with the National NGO Board in Uganda, East-Africa under Registration Number S.5914/12197. This NGO aims to provide assistance and empower individuals in a number of projects. It serves alongside the poor and oppressed people as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
Mercy Scouts International envisions a society where all young people and other vulnerable people in the society live to their full potential and their rights and aspirations are fulfilled.
Mercy Scouts International is dedicated to uplift and empower young people and other vulnerable people in the society improve their quality of life through health care and sustainable programmes. The organisation through its strategic advocacy and social support services will aim to giving every young person as well as their families an opportunity to reach their highest potential and shall reach out to the disadvantaged impoverished families.
The main focus of this organisation is the less privileged people in Uganda and the world at large, the people who live in poor remote conditions and at most times find difficulty in accessing basic necessities of life (including enough food, safe water, proper clothing, health care, good education, employment and shelter), and are continually facing injustice and fail to cope up with life. Mercy Scouts is therefore a pioneering organisation with its innovative approaches for developmental efforts for the rural poor and is working with commitment for the development of the underprivileged. Our Target groups include less privileged children from impoverished rural and slum areas, youths, women (single mothers & the elderly) and the elderly.