ADT Aims and Values

Illuminating poverty, injustice, subjugation and other human sufferings are not a distant dream, but one we can realistically achieve. Mercy Universal believes that poverty and other human sufferings continues to exist as a result of choices made over time about how societies should be organised and that by working together, we can change if we wish.

ADT Vision

Our vision is to assist wider communities for poverty relief and enhancement of their general wellbeing by delivering projects for Education, Health Care, Income Generation, Food Security, WASH, and Emergency response.

ADT Mission:

To improve the lives of needy people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

To help sick children, families & widows, distressed people and those who are in hardship.

ADT believes and lives with the following values:

  • Equality: We believe that the lives of all human beings are of equal value;
  • Respect: We affirm the dignity, potential and contribution of communities we serve, donors, partners, staff and volunteers.
  • Integrity:We act consistently with our mission, being honest, neutral, impartial and transparent in what we do and say;
  • Partnerships:We work together effectively to serve the larger community;
  • Quality: We constantly challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greater impact.

Solidarity with the poor, powerless and excluded will be the only bias in our commitment to the fight against poverty and subjugation courage of conviction, requiring us to be creative and radical, bold and innovative – without fear of failure – in pursuit of making the greatest possible impact
on the causes of poverty and suppression irrespective of race, age, gender, colour, class, sex, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.

Our structure

ADT  is governed by an Trust Deed and is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales. (Charity Registration Number: 1157822)

The Trustees

Currently we have five trustees, managing the charity’s finances and ensuring ADT operates within the requirements of UK charity law. The Trustees are unpaid volunteers who govern the charity and meet frequently.

The Grants Committee

Considers proposals to the charity for grant funding, taking expert advice where required from UK and other sources.

Accountability

ADT works strictly under the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence. It provides services to the most deserving and vulnerable populations irrespective of caste, color, creed,race, sex and religion maintaining its professional ethics.

ADT has experience of wide-ranging and in-depth. We have worked with poor people in developing countries for more than 10 years and have implemented projects in several countries. We employ local people who understand the issues that keep local communities trapped in poverty and injustice. Our development and humanitarian work is respected by the local governments, our partner organisations, allies, and other agencies.

Statement of Accountability

ADT believes that in order to achieve our organisational mission and to ensure that our work has the greatest impact; we need to be accountable to our key stakeholders. We are working towards improved transparency and information-sharing; more stakeholder participation in decision-making; and better evaluation and complaint mechanisms. Key stakeholders include the individuals and communities with whom we work;partners and allies; donors and supporters; staff and the wider public; and regulatory bodies in the UK and in countries where we operate.

Legal Status

Legally we are accountable to the Charity Commission and its regulations as is necessary for us to operate as a charity in the United Kingdom. We are also accountable to the host governments in countries where we operate.