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David Ross Russell Legacy Fund
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David Ross Russell Legacy Fund

  To my family, my friends, colleagues, my acquaintances, my patients, friends of friends and anyone else who reads this; As many of you already know, I, who at the age of 57 had been lucky enough to have a completely full, exciting, fulfilled life as a family doctor with family and friends around me, received...

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...

The Day Care is Open!
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The Day Care is Open!

Thanks to the success of Small Things Summer Campaign, the new day care at Happy Family Children’s Village’s Community Center officially opened its doors to the public on October 3, 2016 and now cares for 15 children from needy families in our community!  As you can see, the children and the teachers are already comfortably settled...

Community Center Opening Day!
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Community Center Opening Day!

Happy September, friends! Small Things Summer has officially ended, and thanks to your concerted efforts we have managed to hit 96% of our campaign objectives (scroll down for pictures!) For the past three months, we have witnessed a pool of global endeavors support one unified dream– all brought together by the belief that small, but intentional...

We’re half-way there!
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We’re half-way there!

A note to all of our supporters Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to The Small Things Summer Campaign! We have boundless gratitude for all of the support, the encouragement and the love we have received thus far. It’s inspiring to be part of such a strong global community–all unified by the belief that...

Mamas know best: How to change lives for the better
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Mamas know best: How to change lives for the better

The clients in our family preservation program – a resource designed to help families in need stay together through micro-finance, business training, and other forms of support- vary in age, background and experience. They are orphans, farmers, widows, survivors of domestic abuse, grandmothers, single fathers, aunts, sisters, caretakers, and children. Moreover, they are individuals of...