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…

Happy International Youth Day!

Youth with disabilities around the world face many challenges making the transition to adulthood. Mosaic International is proud to be working with two international partners, Motivation Romania Foundation and Kivunim (Israel) on an exciting pilot project to meet this need. Wings Romania is a pilot program that aims to help youth with disabilities acquire independent…

Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are

Growing up in the United States or other Western societies, we often are told to “be yourself”. Our identities are based on individuality: our likes, dislikes, beliefs. We spend much of our youth learning to define who we are, and the focus is on finding oneself and being independent. It is not the same in…