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…

Hope, Heart and Heat: New Mosaic Fellow’s First Impressions

By Alex Bailey I listened intently as my Building a Caring Community (BCC) colleagues Mori, Godson, Deo, and Johnson heatedly expressed their resentment about separate bathroom facilities for children who have disabilities. There is a large amount of stigma towards people who have disabilities in Tanzania and other countries, especially developing countries, where 80 percent…

Developing Perspectives

Part I By Sarah Buyer I arrived in Moshi, TZ last March for a much-anticipated visit with my sister. I was greeted by her smile, hugs, and a blast of heat, the extreme of which challenged every fiber of my Bostonian being. My sister, Meritt, is spending a year working in Moshi working with Building a Caring Community…