Volunteer Spotlight


Meghan Smith  (2013/2014)                                  I am from British Columbia, Canada and graduated from Harvard University in 2013 with a degree in neurobiology and global health policy.  I have studied abroad in Germany, served as a summer school proctor in Cambridge, and spent three months volunteering in a hospital in Ghana.  I applied to the Project Mercy because I am interested in global health, I love teaching and I wanted to return to the African continent.  While in Ethiopia, I hope to build relationships, strengthen my teaching skills, learn Amharic, and learn about the Ethiopian culture and food.  In return, I hope to advance the knowledge of the students I teach and the locals I meet.

                                                                      James Henry (2013/2014)                                     I am a graduate of Bowdoin College with a major in Government and Legal Studies from Little Rock, Arkansas.  I enjoy traveling, learning other languages, and many outdoor activities.  I also had several opportunities to travel and volunteer abroad, spending a summer teaching English and volunteering at a health clinic in Rwanda; as a kindergarten classroom assistant at Safe Passage in Guatemala City; and studying and volunteering as a math tutor with disadvantaged urban youth at Building Dignity in Lima, Peru.  While in Ethiopia next year, I look forward to teaching, learning Amharic, and getting involved with the health clinic at Project Mercy.



Katelyn Beasley (2013/2014)                                I graduated Pre-Law Political Science from Belmont University.  God placed a burning desire in my heart to serve Him through missions when I was seven years old.  It gives me great joy to see how God has worked, and continues to work, through Project Mercy.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to dedicate the next season of my life to serving with this incredible organization.  

Zondra Tyre (2013/2014) 

 Zondra has her Master's Degree from the University of CA. She is in her fourth year as a volunteer at our Medhane-Alem School where she teaches English within our Middle School and High School classes. Zondra has expanded her service to Project Mercy through her wonderful abilities in photography. Her thoughtfulness and helpfulness have been deeply appreciated. We look forward to another wonderful year together.