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We all love bubbles…

As I’m sure my parents, and probably a few others, would agree, having little children in the school holidays can be a bit stressful. If you then multiply the number of kids with too much time on their hands by about 24, you get the holidays at the orphanage. The teachers at the orphanage are...

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Marathon for Nkoaranga, fancy a challenge?

Have you been looking for a way of helping out the kids but not sure how?  Well, this could be for you.  How about challenging yourself this April by taking part in the Taunton half marathon? There are also options for a full marathon or a fun run. Shujah says you can do it! Bethan...

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Update from Kristina – This week at NK

Baby Peace is sitting up and eating solid food – where does the time go? I’m thrilled to say that I’ll be out there in just 11 days as another pair of hands – I can’t wait! Thanks Kristina for the updates, and thanks to our fabulous incoming Danish volunteers Stine and Peter for funding a significant...

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Pairs – Happy Birthday David and Ester!

Baracka (left) and Maureeni It’s a funny thing, but Nkoaranga kids seem to come in age pairs. Frankie and Maureen came in on the same day, as did Vicki and Filipo. Zawadi and Neema are very close in age, although couldn’t be more different in temperament! Pray and Simoni are also just a few weeks...

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Hannukah and Piki Pikis

Bethan and Maureeni, cheesing for the camera Happy Hannukah from Tanzania! Not a phrase that’s uttered PARTICULARLY regularly, but I’ve always been a tad unconventional. To the kids, though, it’s Christmas, Christmas, Christmas. Tomorrow we’re having a Christmas party, which Baba Christmasi HIMSELF will be attending (in the person of Kelvin from KATZ volunteers). Each...

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Blessings

An example of the unwrapping phenomenon at work –I feel sorry for whoever will change Miriam’s diaper! This picturewas taken today at the orphanage – thanks Amy! Maureeni cuddling withEmily in her nappy Today I arrived home to a HUGE package in the hall – and I opened it up to find it stuffed to...

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Board Bios – Emily Butler

My name is Emily Butler. I live in Leeds, England and have my whole life. I’m 19 years old and finished my A levels last year. In September I will be going to Manchester University to study Adult Nursing. I always knew I wanted to take a gap year because I wanted to have the...

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Board Bios – Emma Shaw

This is the first of a series of introductions to our fabulous board members – meet the lovely and talented Emma Shaw!  My name is Emma Shaw and I came to Tanzania through the organisation “Oyster Worldwide” as part of my gap year between school and university. After considering many other countries including Patagonia, Nepal...