Tag: Guest post

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When you meet these kids, you’ll know…

Over the next two weeks we get the chance to look at Nkoaranga through fresh eyes. These two guest posts from Olivia and Romany are full of great insights into what life at the orphanage is like, given by people who are still glowing from their first experiences of it. This week we start with...

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Sharing the love!

Hello everyone, we hope you’ve all had a great week!  This week our blog features some birthdays, a guest post by three amazing girls telling you about their candy-gram fundraiser, and a little bit about some of The Small Things’ committees who are looking for people to join them! Birthdays! Saimoni (5 years old) Today...

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Guest Post: Claire, Stine, Peter

Claire and Gracie Coming to Tanzania as three privileged people has made us more appreciative of everything we have, and allowed us to recognize our good fortune and focus on what is truly important. Straight away we all felt a sense of connection and love between everyone at Nkoaranga orphanage.We take for granted all the necessities that the orphanage...

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Guest post: Priya from MedOutreach

First year medical student Priya spent a chunk of last summer in Tanzania at the orphanage and hospital. Bear in mind that during this time, we had only just started our projects with the kids. Since then, with your help, we’ve installed water filters, rewired the orphanage, fixed all the washing machines (and are buying a...

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Nani’s Guest Post!

Guest post from Nani, another fantastic volunteer we were lucky to encounter during our trip, who we hope will stay involved with the kids through The Small Things for many years to come!  Nani with the kids and Mama Ayo! Over my summer holidays I decided to take on Africa for 3 months, a month...

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Guest Post by Beth, Nathan and Cara

Beth, Nathan and Cara are three fantastic volunteers who got in touch with us through the website in December and overlapped briefly with our stint in early January – the kids adore them and it’s a pleasure to hear that they’ve returned to the orphanage! Below, their updates on the kids’ development.  Cara cuddling with...

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Climbing Mountains to Save Lives

Working with The Small Things, I never cease to be amazed by all of the brave and slightly crazy things that people are willing to do in order to help those in need. There are many wonderful people out there, who work unbelievably hard every single day to help people they haven’t even met, care...

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Guest Post by the lovely Amy Summers!

Amy is a great friend of Nkoaranga orphanage who is in the process of finalizing her adoption of Pray, a gorgeous five year old who lived at Nkoaranga until he was three. She has graciously agreed to write a guest post (hopefully one of many!) to keep us updated on the kids! You can read...