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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...

Connection Campaign Donor Impact on Covid-19
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Connection Campaign Donor Impact on Covid-19

Thanks to donations from supporters who responded generously to the appeals in our recent Connection Campaign, The Small Things were able to provide special measures to the kids and families in our programs. These measures enabled vulnerable families to stay safe and supported as coronavirus spreads through the community of Nkoaranga. Connection was our theme...

A Mother’s Strength Keeps Families Together
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A Mother’s Strength Keeps Families Together

Stories that Connect: Mama Max The Small Things’ success is continuously achieved through the passion and commitment of women. Not only is our organization run by three amazing women, but the majority of workers are also women – teachers, child care providers, nurses, and program coordinators. More importantly, we want to commend all of the mothers...

Livestreaming & Virtual Fundraising. Tech Solutions for Small Organisations.
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Livestreaming & Virtual Fundraising. Tech Solutions for Small Organisations.

Immersion into a New World Reality and Virtual Landscape In a new world, where face-to-face fundraising events and revenue-building programs have been cancelled, ready or not, small non-profit and charitable organisations must embrace the challenge to engage through virtual connections. Yet, for organisations looking to host live stream or virtual fundraising events, effectively and affordably;...

A Visionary, Leader, and Future Social Worker: Gideon
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A Visionary, Leader, and Future Social Worker: Gideon

Stories That Connect: Gideon My brothers and sisters, I love you deeply. I know you will teach a lot about love by taking care of one another. I pray that you realize your dreams. Your future endeavors should be bright and you should strive to change your communities and the world and orphaned children. So...

When Wealth Means Health; and Family
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When Wealth Means Health; and Family

This series of stories are intended as a way to connect the lives of the children and families that we work in Tanzania with you and yours, TST visitors and supporters wherever you may be in the world. They also serve to demonstrate how, through our Family Preservation and Reunification Programmes, Happy Family Children’s Village, ...

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...

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