What to do with all that data?

By Meritt Buyer 13% of the children enrolled in Building a Caring Community suffer from malnutrition. That means about 26 of BCC’s 200 children are malnourished. In order to address the issue in a relevant and sustainable matter, we need to look at more than numbers. The numbers only let us know there is a…

Kicking Malaria Deserves a Smile

By Meghan Hussey | The young man you see in this photo, with the 1000-watt smile, is Tuma. You wouldn’t think he’d be the person to highlight on World Malaria Day, but he is the best example I know of to show why preventing and treating malaria is so vital. Tuma’s full name is Tumaini,…

Focus on Healthcare: Parent Education

By Meghan Hussey | One of the goals central to the mission of Building a Caring Community (BCC), the program for children and young adults with disabilities in Tanzania, is the healthy development of the children in our program. We do this mainly through our preventative healthcare program, PROMOT Health. In October, 140 BCC children who…