The Reason We Celebrate

Sunday was World Autism Day, a day of events and advocacy worldwide to celebrate the lives of those with autism and raise awareness. As with many other disabilities, autism awareness is very limited in Tanzania and therefore people who have autism are often isolated, misunderstood and excluded from activities inside and outside of their homes. For the…

The Phenomenal Women of BCC

By Meritt Buyer The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is ”The Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030 ”. While is a laudable goal, coming from Building a Caring Community, 50-50 seems like a staggering figure. We often talk about ‘double discrimination’ that women with disabilities meet; the stigma and isolation that…

First Therapy Week at BCC!

Recently, BCC held its first ever independent Therapy Week. Thirteen BCC clients and their caregivers came to a BCC facility in Moshi for a week of individual assessments, new therapy techniques, and community. The week was organized by Sister Woinde, BCC’s occupational therapist who started working with BCC in October. She studied occupational therapy at…

Profile: Victoria Urassa

Victoria (Vicky) Urassa is BCC’s Accountant and Young Adult Coordinator and has been a fantastic recent addition to the BCC team in Moshi. Growing up in Lyamungo Village, about 25 kilometers from Moshi, Victoria attended Lyamungo Primary School. She decided early in her education that she wanted to pursue an accounting degree, with encouragement from…

Collaboration, Participation, and Giving

By Alex Bailey Earlier this month, a partner organization of BCC called Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) hosted a two-day training for BCC staff and pastors. The objectives of the training were threefold: to educate staff about child development and disabilities such as cerebral palsy, better positioning and feeding techniques for children with…