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…

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…

A Day to Celebrate Victories

By Kelly Lytle | Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It’s a day to stop and think about the estimated one billion people in our world who live life with disabilities. It’s a day to reflect on the challenges, but most of all, to celebrate the successes of individual who’ve overcome obstacles and add…

Our final blog … climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro!

As promised, we are posting several videos about our Hike 4 Healthcare up Mt. Kilimanjaro. We explained a lot about our hike in the March 12 update, but the videos bring it all to life! The first video is an explanation of why we decided to climb a mountain, and includes an update about our first day of hiking. We…

The Chickens are Coming Home!

After weeks of long goodbyes, putting the final touches on projects, and preparing for our departure from Tanzania, the time has finally come – we are headed home. By the time most people read this, we will be in Ethiopia. Melissa has some close friends from Ethiopia through her last job where she resettled refugees…