What We Do
Mosaic International works with in-country partners to establish, refine and grow sustainable programs that create meaningful lives for children and young adults with disabilities. As partner organizations build capacity, these programs become models that empower them to advocate for human rights and social change.
A History of Caring & Advocacy
As part of Mosaic, a US-based organization founded in 1913 to provide services for individuals with intellectual disabilities, our goal is to give a voice to individuals with intellectual disabilities and partner with them to create lives of possibility. In the US, Mosaic now works in 10 states and serves more than 3,700 individuals. It is this legacy and experience that we are able to bring to our international partners.
Our international efforts began in Latvia in 1994. That program is now fully independent. In addition to Latvia, we have worked in Romania since 2003 and in Tanzania since 2008. In partnership with an international coalition of NGOs called IMPACT, Mosaic International also serves as a consultant on programs in Kenya, Russia, India and the Dominican Republic.
Our Latvia program is now fully independent and continues to serve children and young adults with intellectual disabilities. We maintain a consultative partnership with them and are proud of the growth and success they have had in the past two decades!
Our Current Programs
In Romania, we work with Motivation Romania in a program that has brought nearly 50 children out of institutions for children with disabilities and into loving group homes just outside of Bucharest. The program now has three group homes and a day center that provides therapeutic, educational and social activities to the children and young adults served. In addition, many of the children and young adults have now gone on to become part of successful foster families.
The Building a Caring Community (BCC) Program is the first of its kind in Tanzania. Through a partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania, Northern Diocese (ELCT-ND), BCC serves 206 children with intellectual and physical disabilities in 11 day centers located around Moshi. The centers provide therapeutic services to 100 children and the remaining 106 receive services through home visits. The program also provides nutritional supports, educational supports (including transition to public schools when possible) and a preventative healthcare program, PROMOT Health.
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