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A Mixture of Feelings
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A Mixture of Feelings

I have always been surprised about the combination of feelings you can experience because of the children of Nkoaranga Orphanage. Happiness when you see their smiling faces, sadness when they’re crying, annoyance when they’re being a bit too cheeky, overwhelming joy when you’re lucky enough to see them taking their first steps, and utterly, crazy,...

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Safari!

I just realized that while we’ve alluded to it a few times, we’ve never told the full story of the day we took the Nkoaranga kids on safari to Arusha national park, which we are lucky enough to have just down the road. We rented a dalla-dalla (minibus) for the day, and piled all the...

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Returning home

I am now officially back in Africa, and I couldn’t be happier. It honestly feels like I’ve come home. There’s something about this country that makes you so relaxed and happy. I can’t really explain it, but everyone is just so happy here, it’s really lovely. Sweet (and huge!) Ebenezer Seeing the kids was the...

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Tanzania, here I come!!

I’m finally completely packed for Tanzania and I’m knackered already!- I haven’t even made it to the Orphanage yet and I feel as though I could sleep for 1000 years. However, there will be no sleeping for me over the next few weeks, and I couldn’t care less, if it means I get to celebrate...

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SKYDIVE SUCCESS!!

So, we did it! Not only did we all jump out of a plane for the children and staff of Nkoaranga, we raised a fantastic sum of around £2,500….and donations are still coming in! Myself, Emily, Jasmine, Charlotte and Sorcha are so thankful to you for the help and amazing support you have given us...

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Only Two Days To Go!

In two days time myself and 4 wonderful people will be jumping out of a plane in order to raise money for our beautiful children at Nkoaranga Orphanage. Words cannot describe how absolutely TERRIFIED we all are! Even just the thought of jumping out of a plane makes my heart pound. Personally, the thing that scares...

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A day full of love and cherished memories

Though I never met Reziki my heart still aches at the thought that he is no longer with us. Hearing everyone’s kind words about him is so special as it means that his memory will still live on. I wish that I could have had the chance to know that beautiful little boy and to...

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Thankful

We’re an international crew here at The Small Things, but today is as good a day as any to reflect a little on the past year and the (many, many) things we’re thankful for. So without further ado, a bit from each of us former volunteers about what we’re most grateful for from the last...