Category: News & Articles

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A Successful Summer for TST!

The #SmallThingsSummer campaign has now officially come to an end, raising a mighty $23, 260 USD (£14,150)! That’s $3000 USD or £1800 OVER our original goal of $20,000 USD (~£12000). It has been a fantastic and successful fundraiser which has shown how small and simple acts can collectively create huge impact.  All the money raised will...

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Insight into Life in Nkoaranga – Guest Blog

One of our remarkable volunteers, Mark, has recently left Nkoaranga after volunteering for 7 weeks with The Small Things. A teacher by profession, Mark brought his insight and experience into the lives of our children, leaving them with memorable and positive experiences. In this guest blog, Mark describes his experience volunteering with our Pilot House...

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DINKA Update

We are so excited to report that our kids in the Pilot House program have just finished their very first school year with DINKA Schools and they have done tremendously! For those of you who don’t already know, DINKA is “a newly established English medium school in Arusha that offers quality pre-primary and primary education...

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Loads of Small Things for #SmallThingsSummer!

This week, we wanted to let the amazing supporters of the #SmallThingsSummer Campaign tell you about their mini-campaigns in their own words.  Every single person has put a lot of thought and care into their mini-campaigns for raising money. And the result? A diversity of unique and interesting ways to support The Orphanage Reform Project...

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No More Orphans – TST’s Newest Project

This summer, The Small Things was fortunate enough to be able to host interns Amanda Houser and Alison Anger, both Masters of Public Health students from Boston University. Through a partnership with the Nkoaranga Hospital’s Palliative Care Team, they were able to successfully launch TST’s newest project, No More Orphans (NMO). In the following guest...

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Top #STS Mini-Fundraiser – Ruth Cardona

The #SmallThingsSummer Campaign has got off to a brilliant start. With over $16,000 raised so far out of our $20,000 target for the Orphanage Reform, we couldn’t be more thrilled and thankful to all of our generous supporters. With just over a month to go, there is still plenty of time for you to get involved. And...

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#STS mini-fundraiser – Art for All

As soon as I heard about #SmallThingsSummer, I knew I wanted to get involved.  What better way to make the most of my summer than by joining lots of other people who are all working towards raising money for the same goal – The Small Things‘ Orphanage Reform Project.  I had already decided that I...

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Project Riziki: The Past and Present

Guest blog: Dorothy Goldberg, Board member Tanzania: A Devastating Blessing Being involved with The Small Things and the children it benefits can be the most wonderful blessing. But what I have come to learn through my involvement with the Nkoaranga Orphanage is that sometimes it can also be quite heartbreaking. When my husband and I...

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Field Trip to the Botanical Gardens

Last week we had the opportunity to send the children on yet another fantastic field trip! This time, we went to the Botanical Gardens in Arusha. With a super star team of staff and volunteers available, it was the perfect time for a trip off-site for all of the pilot house children and fourteen of...