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Orphanages Aren’t The Enemy
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Orphanages Aren’t The Enemy

[We need to] partner with – rather than demonize – the individuals and organisations who have been caring for children within their own communities for decades. That means recognising that most orphanages are run by imperfect individuals who are doing the best that they can, in an impossible situation. Rather than the enemies of family-based...

Goodbye, 2021!
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Goodbye, 2021!

The thing we’ve loved about this year’s campaign is that the children have shared their stories directly with you. After Saimoni got the ball rolling, Maureen carried the baton, and now Agape wants to take over. Agape came to us at 8 years old. She was very smart but because of major challenges her mother...

David Ross Russell Legacy Fund
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David Ross Russell Legacy Fund

  To my family, my friends, colleagues, my acquaintances, my patients, friends of friends and anyone else who reads this; As many of you already know, I, who at the age of 57 had been lucky enough to have a completely full, exciting, fulfilled life as a family doctor with family and friends around me, received...

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Thank you for Spreading the Love!

The Spread the Love auction has come to an end and we have raised a total of $10,000 thanks to all our generous supporters! We have been amazed and humbled by the community involvement in this event, from receiving a plethora of varied and lovely donations to the generous bidding on these items, to say...

Guess who’s back?
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Guess who’s back?

Many of you have been supporters of The Small Things long enough to remember when our ‘boarding school kids’ were just tiny tots at the orphanage. Stevie, Ericki, Dainess, Pendo, David and Ema are amongst The Small Things’ oldest kids. When these children ‘graduated’ from the orphanage, The Small Things partnered with The Foundation for...

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