Tag: Shujah

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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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Batman and Robin

Happy Peace Peace (11 months) and Shujah (13 months) are two little guys who have only been with us for a short time, but have made a big impression on everyone they’ve met. Shujah literally means “hero” in Swahili, and these two are definitely a double act, so I’ve started referring to them as Batman...

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Then and now

It’s amazing how fast time flies at the orphanage… sometimes, history repeats itself, and some things never change! Frankie 2010 Frankie 2012  Frankie’s cheeks are still for the ages! Me holding Pray and Simoni 2010 Me holding Pray and Simoni 2012 I still adore this funny little pair, who couldn’t be more different from each...

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Grant us the serenity

I have always loved the serenity prayer, whether or not one connects it with religion or God – I think it’s a really beautiful and powerful way to think about life, especially the difficult and raw parts that this type of work exposes you to. “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot...

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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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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...

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