Tag: Miriam

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away…

Last week you all had a lot to read, with two different blogs covering our week’s news!  Because of that, we thought that we would keep this week a little shorter!  So, in light of our Facebook post about how the kids get their heads shaved regularly because it makes keeping them clean (and healthy)...

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We all love bubbles…

As I’m sure my parents, and probably a few others, would agree, having little children in the school holidays can be a bit stressful. If you then multiply the number of kids with too much time on their hands by about 24, you get the holidays at the orphanage. The teachers at the orphanage are...

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Drumroll, please… Announcing MUSIC CLASSES!

Neema banging on the drum! Music is a hugely important part of Tanzanian culture.  One of the most stirring and beautiful experiences I had whilst in Tanzania was listening to the Mamas sing a prayer before we ate lunch together one day.  The harmonies were absolutely incredible, and so effortless, because music and singing is...

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Marathon for Nkoaranga, fancy a challenge?

Have you been looking for a way of helping out the kids but not sure how?  Well, this could be for you.  How about challenging yourself this April by taking part in the Taunton half marathon? There are also options for a full marathon or a fun run. Shujah says you can do it! Bethan...

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Worth a Thousand Words

Adam and Zawadi David Patty and Zawadi Big Ebenezer Big Ebenezer Loveness Loveness Baracka Simoni Adam and Simoni Baracka Stine Simoni Miriam Claire and Neema (Some of the best photos of our kids from this summer, huge thanks to Claire Wyatt for her talent!)

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Consider the Night Lit!

Consider the night officially lit! We are thrilled to announce that all the solar lighting is fully installed in the orphanage and maternity ward. There’s not a lot to show in pictures, since the panels are on the roof and the wiring is in the walls, but the solar lighting has already been used for...

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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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Blessings

An example of the unwrapping phenomenon at work –I feel sorry for whoever will change Miriam’s diaper! This picturewas taken today at the orphanage – thanks Amy! Maureeni cuddling withEmily in her nappy Today I arrived home to a HUGE package in the hall – and I opened it up to find it stuffed to...

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Never doubt, and Project Skydive!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead I am completely in awe of the amazing readers from Girls Gone Child and the supporters of Project Skydive, who have come to our aid in the last few days....