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Sewing Business and Training
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Sewing Business and Training

Empower an at-risk family with sewing and business skills training, and help children stay together with parents who love them by providing the opportunity to earn a reliable income. $20: Startup fabric purchases
$60: Training and mentorship
$120: Sewing machine
$200: Everything to get fully set up with a sewing business

Provide opportunity for a single parent
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Provide opportunity for a single parent

Help a non-traditional family stay together, despite their current circumstance.
$75: Empower a single parent with vocational training and ongoing support
$200: Empower a single parent with vocational training, support and start up capital for a business

Daycare and Preschool
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Daycare and Preschool

Help vulnerable families enter the workforce without sacrificing child-care. Your donation supports learning material, teacher salaries and nutritious meals for the children enrolled. $25: One month's preschool scholarship for a needy family
$50: Daily fresh fruit snacks for a month 
$100: One trimester's preschool scholarship for a needy family
$300: One year's preschool scholarship for a needy family

Bring the holiday spirit to Nkoaranga this year
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Bring the holiday spirit to Nkoaranga this year

Bring joy and levity to the village of Nkoaranga this holiday season and help ensure these special children experience the true spirit of giving!
$5 - A present for one child 
$25 - Presents for 5 children
$250 - One present for each residential child
$500 - One present for each residential child, plus a party 

Hand-crafted jewelry all the way from Nkoaranga
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Hand-crafted jewelry all the way from Nkoaranga

Support creativity in Nkoaranga and receive a hand-crafted gift from one of the students enrolled in our jewelry program as a thank you!
$30: Beaded jewelry from a beginning student
$60: Metal jewelry from a moderately advanced student
$120: Sterling silver jewelry from an advanced student 

KILI4KIDS SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT: MEREDYTHE GOETHE
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KILI4KIDS SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT: MEREDYTHE GOETHE

Running a marathon is a serious human feat. It takes months of training to ensure that you are both physically and mentally able to push your body to its limit, but the sense of personal achievement and wonder you can inspire within others as you cross the finish line is– invariably– hard to duplicate. TST is...

What does leadership really mean?
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What does leadership really mean?

“When I began working at TST” Rehema told me over a hot cup of Chai, “I faced a lot of discrimination because of my limited schooling and qualifications. I had to prove to many people that I was capable of performing my role adequately as I grew within this organization. Tanzanians often believe that elders,...

Innovation, Social Enterprise and High Impact volunteering
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Innovation, Social Enterprise and High Impact volunteering

Chris Hardwick–a talented craftsman & long-term volunteer who embodies the ethos of TST’s mission– has certainly made an impression on the community of Nkoaranga since his arrival in mid November! Thanks to Chris, a new studio aptly called “Speak to Us of Love” has emerged at the base of Mount Meru that teaches local students how...

#GivingTuesday: Why do you choose to give?
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#GivingTuesday: Why do you choose to give?

Give now! There are countless reasons to give, but one defining feature reflected in all giving is that we must decide for ourselves to participate. Giving is in no way compulsory. You may opt to donate time or resources because a cause resonates with you, because you seek external validation (don’t we all in some...

Social Enterprise Spotlight!
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Social Enterprise Spotlight!

It is with great excitement that we announce the launch of a new social enterprise initiative in Nkoaranga—a bead craft and jewelry production workshop! Lead by our Outreach Coordinator Reuben and managed by Rehema, this program aims to teach vulnerable families and children of the Meru District skills that will help them form businesses and...

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