Author: Bekka Ross Russell (Bekka Ross Russell)

TST Intern to Climb the World’s Tallest Freestanding Mountain
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TST Intern to Climb the World’s Tallest Freestanding Mountain

Since the beginning of May 2014, Ashley Hoy from Toronto, Canada has been completing an internship here with The Small Things as our Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator. Her first major fundraising project, #SmallThingsSummer was a huge success, raising over $23K for our Orphanage Reform Project. Now she’s taking on a new personal fundraising project, with...

Outreach Program Success Stories!
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Outreach Program Success Stories!

Our Outreach Program works with people in the surrounding community through micro-loans and micro-grants, giving them the opportunity to improve their current situation in a sustainable fashion. Although the Outreach Program is growing, its core beliefs are unchanged.  Every new project is carefully considered so that it is tailored to the needs and skills of...

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Now Introducing: Low-Season Volunteer Rates!

Are you interested in volunteering with The Small Things? Could you spare a minimum of four weeks to come out to the beautiful village of Nkoaranga and gain a life changing experience? With the summer now over, we are looking to recruit new volunteers. During our low-season, from October through to December 2014, we also...

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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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