Tag: Neema

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Part 2 – PLAYGROUND TRIP!

Because so much has happened over the last week I thought that two smaller blogs might be easier to digest than one mammoth one.  The volunteers and Mamas took the kids to a really cool playground –  Tiger Market which is near Njiro (Arusha).  Needless to say, the kids were super excited and had a fantastic...

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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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Birthdays, Birthdays, Everywhere…

Three more birthdays to acknowledge this month – it’s been a crazy one! Our fantastic little guy Andrea turned five a week ago today. He is starting school in January with the help of My African Child, a Danish organization that has taken on his sponsorship. Andrea is a sweet and funny kid – and...

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Summer week one – welcome back!

Little Ebenezer with his grandmother’s sister, who is so proudto see how much he’s grown!  SO! Things have been crazy but fantastic for the last week, I finally have time to sit down and write a quick recap. The kids have, I swear, doubled in size since I was here in December – in a...

A Mixture of Feelings
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A Mixture of Feelings

I have always been surprised about the combination of feelings you can experience because of the children of Nkoaranga Orphanage. Happiness when you see their smiling faces, sadness when they’re crying, annoyance when they’re being a bit too cheeky, overwhelming joy when you’re lucky enough to see them taking their first steps, and utterly, crazy,...

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Days to celebrate

I have a confession to make, one that may not come as a huge surprise to those of you who have been following the blog for a while. I adore and am hopelessly in love with every single one of our kids. But one little girl has had her tiny fist wrapped around my heart...