Making an Impact: International Volunteer Day at BCC

International Volunteer Day was created to recognize the contributions of volunteers to projects and organizations the world over – and here at BCC, we are fortunate to work with volunteers from every corner of the globe who provide their valuable support and expertise. BCC volunteers arrive with an incredible array of skills and backgrounds, and on International Volunteer Day we are reflecting on the value that our volunteers bring to the organization and the direct impact their work has on the lives of BCC clients.

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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…

When The Rains Do Not Come: Part I

When Mosaic staff visited Building a Caring Community in April, everyone was talking about the weather. The rainy season in Moshi starts in March, with daily downpours that turn the roads into thick, slippery mud. The hills and fields turn green again. The gray days are a welcome relief from the oven-like heat of the…

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…

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…