Bega Kwa Bega

It is surreal that my time with BCC has come to an end. It has been heartbreaking to leave the incredible people I’ve had the privilege to get to know and love over the past fourteen months. I just returned to the U.S., but I would be lying if I said I didn’t have flight…

The Power of Partnership

Education is a human right, but one that is frequently denied for people with disabilities, especially in low-income countries. According to UNICEF’s Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children, an estimated 90 percent of children with disabilities in developing countries do not go to school. [1] Furthermore, according to the UN Girls’ Education Initiative, the literacy rate…

Volunteer Profile: Sigga

Meet Sigridur Ingibjorg Stefansdottir, or “Sigga” for short. She traveled all the way from Iceland to work with the children of BCC for six months, returned to Iceland, but recently came back to Moshi to continue working with BCC! Throughout her experience, she has learned a great deal about BCC, herself, and working with children…

The Reason We Celebrate

Sunday was World Autism Day, a day of events and advocacy worldwide to celebrate the lives of those with autism and raise awareness. As with many other disabilities, autism awareness is very limited in Tanzania and therefore people who have autism are often isolated, misunderstood and excluded from activities inside and outside of their homes. For the…

The Phenomenal Women of BCC

By Meritt Buyer The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is ”The Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030 ”. While is a laudable goal, coming from Building a Caring Community, 50-50 seems like a staggering figure. We often talk about ‘double discrimination’ that women with disabilities meet; the stigma and isolation that…