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Families and Futures Coalition of Tanzania
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Families and Futures Coalition of Tanzania

The current system for caring for orphaned or vulnerable children in Tanzania is broken. We’ve done all that we can to provide best-practice care at TST, but we know that our programs are a small drop in the ocean, and only reach a small number of kids and families who need them across Tanzania. To...

A New Home for the Francis Family
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A New Home for the Francis Family

At The Small Things, we do everything that we can to keep kids at home with their family, to provide a family-style home when no other is available, and to reunify kids with their families as soon as safely possible. Though we understand why children do sometimes require residential care, it doesn’t make us happy...

Reunified Kids’ Day
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Reunified Kids’ Day

Today we welcomed all of our reunified kids - those who previously lived at Happy Family Children's Village (HFCV) but now live at home with family - to visit us at The Small Things.

A Very Merry Visitor
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A Very Merry Visitor

The children who remained at Happy Family Children’s Village over the Christmas break were surprised by a very merry visitor on December 25th . . . Baba Christmas himself! Though the usual local Santa was unavailable, TST volunteer Shaun stepped up to fill the black boots, giving out cookies and hugs to the kids. With...

Back to School
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Back to School

The school year has begun here in Tanzania, and with its start came some changes for the children TST supports. With the new addition of grades 6 and 7 to Silverleaf Academy, all of our residential and local reunified kids now attend a single school. We are so pleased to strengthen our partnership with Silverleaf,...

Season of Sparks Campaign
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Season of Sparks Campaign

December 2020 marked the first ever Season of Sparks holiday campaign and the first time donors could choose to “earmark” their gift for specific needs such as tutoring, microloans and even goats! And TST was overwhelmed with the outpouring of support! Thanks to our generous supporters, TST not only met, but exceeded our year-end goal...

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...

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