Volunteer Sarah Burch smiles with a Special Olympics volunteer.

This month, Mosaic International led a group of Mosaic staff and supporters to visit our partner, Building a Caring Community, in Moshi, Tanzania.  

One of the highlights of their trip was participating in unified sports day for the children of BCC and the local primary school. The children participated in running races, parachute games, and practiced their soccer and throwing...Read more

In February, a team of 20 from Building a Caring Community (BCC), a program of Mosaic International in Moshi, Tanzania, participated in the Kilimanjaro Marathon 5K Fun Run. The Kilimanjaro Marathon draws 9,000 runners of 40 nationalities to run in the shadow of the tallest mountain in Africa.

It is a great opportunity for the children and young adults of BCC to run and socialize with old and new friends alike, and for BCC to break down barriers and advocate...Read more

Rows of crops at the BCC Young Adult Farm.

When Mosaic staff visited Building a Caring Community in April, everyone was talking about the weather. The rainy season in Moshi usually starts in March, with daily downpours that turn the roads into thick, slippery mud and the hills and fields turn green again. The gray days are a welcome relief from the oven-like heat of the dry season. People plant beans and watch the crops of maize shoot up. Everyone wears knit hats and sweaters and can’t...Read more

Levina and the boys celebrate after complete their race.

In February, a team of 20 from Mosaic’s partner, Building a Caring Community, participated in the Kilimanjaro Marathon 5K Fun Run. The Kilimanjaro Marathon draws 9,000 runners of 40 nationalities to Moshi, Tanzania to run together in the shadow of the tallest mountain in Africa. It is a great opportunity for the children and young adults of BCC to run and socialize...Read more

Sigga and a person in Tanzania

Meet Sigridur Ingibjorg Stefansdottir, or “Sigga” for short.

After graduating from university with a degree in Occupational Therapy, she traveled all the way from Iceland to work with the children of Building a Caring Community for six months. In the process, she volunteered in two of BCC’s centers and learned a great deal about BCC, herself, and working with children who have disabilities. Here are some of her thoughts...Read more

At Mosaic International, we believe in providing opportunities to grow, learn and contribute. This doesn’t apply only to the individuals we serve. It also applies to those who work with us.

Each year, we fund international fellows through the Carman International Fellowship Program. We  have a fellowship opening for the 2017-2018 fellowship year, starting in September 2017. It will be located in Moshi, Tanzania with our partner, Building a Caring Community....Read more

BCC: Why we do what we do

Mosaic’s International program and our partner, Building and Caring Community in Moshi, Tanzania, have undergone a lot of changes over the last year. After spending most of 2016 with some key staff positions empty, we are happy to welcome Samuel Mori, Victoria Urassa, and Sister Woinde the BCC team. We are so excited for BCC to have a complete staff once again and can’t wait to see what all this new talent will mean for the organization.

On Mosaic’s side, Meritt Buyer who...Read more

Mudi smiles at the camera.

As we endeavor to truly build a caring community that supports and empowers children and young adults with disabilities, we begin at the most personal level: the family. In order to change the societal attitude surrounding people with disabilities and allow people with disabilities to flourish in their communities, it is essential to first educate the parents and support them to become advocates in the community. I can think of no better example of this than...Read more

Edi, who is supported by Motivation Romania, A Mosaic International Partner

Today is the 65th celebration of International Human Rights Day.  The UN Declaration of Human Rights was passed after WWII to ensure that atrocities that...Read more

 
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