The difference Mercy Makes
Seven years ago Mercy entered into the "rohe" area of Waitakere through "Te tangi me te karanga o nga rangatahi, mokopuna" The calling or cry of the young people and children; this is the heart beat of our organisation. What a beginning to a wonderful relationship with the people of the land. As a result of this a journey and vision was created, Te Ukaipo Mercy Initiatives for Rangatahi Ltd unfolds.
When we speak of "The difference Mercy makes" we celebrate the opportunities that have been developed for our people to bask in. Te Ukaipo have a set of values that allows us to relate back to the "Mercy Spirit," these are embedded in our everyday operations and are seen to be the foundation that roots us to this area.
Whakamanamanamai "Empowerment" is a value that is golden in developing growth of our young people and our communities. We use a sustainable approach that equips us with the necessary tools to work collaboratively within all areas of services, this has also allowed us to develop and nurture relationships with tangata whenua, mana whenua, local government and our local community.
"Ko te pae tawhiti whaia kia tata, ko te pae tata whakamaua kia tina"
Seek that which is beyond the horizon, hold fast to what you achieve