Why should we care about the United Nations?

By Andrew Popa Although Americans generally have a love-hate relationship with the United Nations, two-thirds believe that it does play a necessary role in the world today (Gallup, 2013).  When it comes to job performance, however, only 38% believe the UN is doing a good job.  This perception is not all that different from the…

Hope and Joy from Mosaic Travelers

Some reflections by Mosaic supporters, Madi Knauer-Graham and Gary Hein, on their recent visit to Building a Caring Community…. “I was generally not surprised how each child has progressed since coming to BCC as I know that a bit of intervention can change lives in miraculous ways. I was in awe of the dedication of…

BCC Special Olympics Day 2017

Last week BCC held its first unified Special Olympics day, inviting children and young adults with and without disabilities to participate in a day of fun and games together. BCC has an inclusive education classroom at a local primary school where BCC students receive education and therapy facilitated by BCC staff in partnership with special…

When Children are Hungry: Part 2

By Meritt Buyer One of the perks of serving as Mosaic’s International Field Director and being based in DC is that I get to go to relevant events in order to make connections and advocate for children with disabilities. Recently there have been a whole series of fascinating seminars on nutrition. Not only has it…

Refugees are God’s beloved

By Andrew Popa, former refugee, current humanitarian, hopeful advocate I became a refugee in 1989 when, after three months of twice-weekly visits to the secret communist police, I was told I had broken the law and would suffer consequences.  My crime was attending a meeting with a fellow Christian from the USA who came to…

Volunteer Profile: Sigga

Meet Sigridur Ingibjorg Stefansdottir, or “Sigga” for short. She traveled all the way from Iceland to work with the children of BCC for six months, returned to Iceland, but recently came back to Moshi to continue working with BCC! Throughout her experience, she has learned a great deal about BCC, herself, and working with children…