Author: Josh Lowry (Josh Lowry)

Introducing: The David Center
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Introducing: The David Center

We are so happy to announce that our new community daycare, the David Center, is now open, and every day it provides a safe space for the youngest TST and local village kids to learn and play! Named for our founder Bekka’s late father,¬†David Ross Russell, the David Center is located on the same piece...

New Clothing for the Kids
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New Clothing for the Kids

The return of our international staff to Tanzania last month, after travel restrictions due to COVID19 relaxed, came with a bonus… over 100kg of donated clothing for the kids at Happy Family Children’s Village! This was sorely needed, with our usual donations throughout the year halted due to the pandemic. The kids LOVE their new...

Remembering David Ross Russell
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Remembering David Ross Russell

It’s impossible to overstate the impact that Dr. David Ross Russell – father of our Founder, Bekka – had on The Small Things over the years, and how much of a difference his legacy continues to make to the children and families in Nkoaranga, Tanzania. Each year, Dorothy Goldberg – TST board member – would...

Yoga with an Impact!
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Yoga with an Impact!

When Mailys left Tanzania last year after several weeks volunteering for The Small Things, she left a lasting impact – her yoga and mindfulness sessions with the kids and staff were very popular and we still find the kids doing their poses from time to time. But this wasn’t enough for Mailys – as well...

A Birthday Gift
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A Birthday Gift

We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our wonderful supporters. After visiting us in Tanzania last year, and then holding a fundraising event in New York, Susan Goldberg decided that – despite being in lockdown – she could still share her birthday with her friends, and raise money for The Small Things...

Celebrating Mamas
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Celebrating Mamas

Our Connection campaign kicked off to a start yesterday with our first online event, celebrating the wonderful mamas (childcare staff) at Happy Family Children’s Village and around the world, for Mothers’ Day. Not only did we recognise the hard work and sacrifices that our mamas have made due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we also...

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