Special Announcement


Mosaic was the printed version of WBFN monthly pubication sent to all members; it was discontinued in 2014. Should you be interested pdf versions are made available to our members in our Mosaic Archives.

Relocating with Teenagers

Relocating with Teenagers
Date: May 30, 2019
Scott and his spouse, who are Australian, relocated to Bangkok in 2018 with two teenagers. Their son is sixteen and their daughter is thirteen. Prior to this move they raised their children in Washington DC for twelve years...

The Art of Raising Citizens of the World: a How-...

The Art of Raising Citizens of the World: a How-To Guide
Date: May 01, 2019
Parenting is hard; but parenting multicultural children in a country you don’t know well adds another layer of difficulty. Raising children in a culture different than your own while helping them develop their own identity is immensely rewarding but also quite tough.

My Volunteering Story (with some singing)

Date: April 01, 2019
I have been a volunteer of World Bank Family Network for the past six years working to strengthen its mission supporting the families of WBG staff.

Ghadir—Regional Champion at the WBFN

Date: April 01, 2019
Ghadir is one of four regional champions at the WBFN. A native of Sudan, she currently lives in New Delhi, where her husband is a staff member at the WBG’s country office. 

Aline Builds a Community after Relocation

Aline and her husband with baby Bia
Date: March 01, 2019
How do we connect with people in a new country? What are some of the ways that we can make friends and start to build a community?

WBFN Disabilities Program Frequently Asked...

WBFN Disabilities Program: Frequently Asked Questions
Date: February 15, 2019
The program is a way to gather and share information and resources with WBG families of children and/or parents with disabilities, in HQ and country office (CO) locations.

Autistic or Not, He’s My Son

Autistic at first you can'y believe it?
Date: February 01, 2019
Autistic? At first you can’t believe it.

An Invisible Handicap

An Invisible Illness
Date: February 01, 2019
Nelly felt there was something wrong with her son, Pierre, by the time he was a toddler. He was very quiet and sedentary. 

A Spouse Reflects on His Job Expectations

Date: January 11, 2019
Julien is a WBG spouse who recently relocated to Washington DC. In his story he describes how he handled his professional goals before and after relocation...