Category: Blog

Welcome Maureen and Benjamin!
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Welcome Maureen and Benjamin!

Little Maureen was referred to TST recently after it was determined that her home environment was no longer safe, and there were no other options for care. From a solemn, silent little girl who would shrink from eye contact, to her now – cuddling, laughing, and chatting – Maureen has had a wonderful turnaround in...

Giving Tuesday Update
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Giving Tuesday Update

Thank you so much to everyone who supported us during our recent Giving Tuesday campaign and Sponsorship Drive. We smashed our fundraising target, and raised more than $12,000 (with an additional $10,000 being matched by generous major donors). This is enough to empower 44 families to start new businesses, become self-reliant and keep their children out of...

Reunified Kids’s Day
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Reunified Kids’s Day

In early December, reunified kids from right across the region returned to TST, where they once lived, to catch up with each other for a morning of crafts and fun. Our friends Damien and Ana Laura from Pizza Fabbrica in Melbourne sponsored our first Pizza Party, which the kids loved! This was also a great opportunity...

More talent on display at HFCV
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More talent on display at HFCV

Our Happy Family Children’s Village kids dazzled us once more in November with a showcase of talent, including gymnastics, dance, singing, comedy, and even a fashion parade featuring clothing donated by some of our generous supporters!  While we think all the kids we remarkable on the day, the overall award went to Peace, Johnson, Baraka...

New Faces at HFCV
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New Faces at HFCV

It is always bittersweet when a child enters into our care at Happy Family Children’s Village. Though we do all that we can to keep families together, sometimes residential care is a necessary last resort. However this provides an opportunity for our social workers to work with any remaining family on a plan for reunification. We...

The Second Annual HFCV Talent Show
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The Second Annual HFCV Talent Show

On August 2nd, we hosted what was – we like to believe – the best social event of the year right here in Nkoaranga – the HFCV Talent Show! All of our residential kids participated, with even some reunified children joining in showing off their incredible talents. We had artists, singers, dancers, and builders show their expertise. There were a...

Volunteer Spotlight: Doctor
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Volunteer Spotlight: Doctor

Today, we would like to introduce you to an inspiring young man named Doctor! Doctor grew up in Karatu with our friends, Tanzania Children’s Fund and he is currently studying sociology and social work. During his most recent break from college, he decided to spend some time volunteering with us here in Nkoaranga– while also...

Meet Auntie, Isaak and Shalom
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Meet Auntie, Isaak and Shalom

Auntie, Isaak, and Shalom are a brother and sisters trio who have been in TST residential care for nearly 4 years now. Their mother passed away during the birth of their youngest sister Hope, who was born prematurely. At that time, Hope entered our 1-to-1 care program at the Nkoaranga Orphanage, where she tragically passed...

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...

Volunteer Spotlight: Jason, Wendy and Finn
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Volunteer Spotlight: Jason, Wendy and Finn

Jason, Wendy and Finn (or Mama Finn and Baba Finn as they’ve affectionately been titled) arrived from Manchester in August of 2015 and it is safe to say that they’ve made a lasting impact on everyone here in Nkoaranga.  This amazing family is an example of the positive change volunteers can affect in a community....