The HIV/Aids epidemic has had a devastating effect on children worldwide, leaving 2.5 million orphans in South Africa alone. Mosaic is a non-profit organization in South Africa founded by Meyer and Louise Conradie in 2009. It is their belief that there is a better alternative to orphanages and they have developed a sustainable way of taking care of AIDS/orphans.
Goshen Friends’ commitment to Mosaic goes hand in hand with our existing outreach programs. Service is one of the major guiding lights of Quakerism and Mosaic’s devotion to their community is a shining example of what two people’s vision of the world can help create.
In 2010, as part of International Week, Meyer visited Goshen Friends. Before he returned home, talk began of a visit by GFS faculty and General Committee members to South Africa. Twenty-four members of the GFS community had the opportunity to travel to South Africa in March, 2011 and be part of the Mosaic team.
It is Goshen Friends’ hope that our personal relationship with Mosaic will lead our community toward a global path.
I am excited about my new position as the school liaison for our Mosaic South Africa connection. Please visit this page often for news and updates. For more information, please contact me by
click here to visit Mosaic's website. Thank you.
March Morning of ServiceIn March, Lower School Students created housewarming tapestries for the newest Mosaic families during the Community Cares/Morning of Service. After watching a power point on Mosaic, SA, the children were divided into several multi-aged groups. Working cooperatively, the students created a piece of Goshen to share with our South African friends.Click on the photo on the left to see more pictures!
We place value on being a community of students, staff, and families.