Organizations that Supoort Students with Special Needs
Building a Caring Community (BCC)
Building a Caring Community (BCC) is a project based in Moshi, Tanzania that was started in October 2007 by the international organization Impact. This project was created in order to provide families with a much-needed service to help them support their special needs children. The BCC worked to create neighborhood centers that provide a safe and nurturing environment for children with disabilities. Mother or caregivers of these children were then employed by the project to help maintain the program and were further trained to work with the students they encounter at the centers. BCC currently has 11 centers in operation, and serves approximately 236 children that have had no access to special needs support in the past.
Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) is a locally registered non-governmental organisation first established in 1994. It is now the largest indigenous provider of disability and rehabilitation services in the country.
CCBRT comprises a well established disability hospital in Dar es Salaam, community programmes in and around Dar es Salaam and Moshi, a training unit and an advocacy unit. Every year, around 120,000 adults and children with disabilities and their caregivers achieve a better quality of life through CCBRT services.
Contact Information:Address: P O Box 23310
Tel: + 255 (0) 22 260 2192
Gabriella Children's Rehabilitation Center
Gabriella Children Rehabilitation Center is a non-government organization located in the Sambarai region of Northern Tanzania about 1.4 km from Moshi. The center was developed to provide families and children with disabilities a place to obtain educational, therapeutic, and outreach services. They provide an early childhood education and intervention program for children with and without disabilities. They offer an intensive occupational therapy program for families and students to learn how to cope with the disability within their homes and lives. They also offer an outreach program that identifies the number of children without access to rehabilitation services or school and works to help them find resources to help families find support.
Schools that Currently have Special Needs Units for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Moshi Area:
Korongoni Primary School
Shirimatunda Primary School
Shaurimoyo Primary School
Imani Vocational School
Usa River Vocational School