27 May 2011
How to help support the Children Of Watamu Charity Reg. Charity No.1098731
We are always asked how people can help the Children of Watamu Charity. We appreciate any size donation and offers of help for our wonderful Happy House
The Happy House has been a vision of mine for a long time, so when we opened the doors in February 2010 to the first children, it really was a dream come true. We desperately needed a place where children can live happily in safety, where they can grow and just be children. A place where they can go to sleep in a bed and wake up to a breakfast. Some people call children's homes Orphanages , but to us that conjures up pictures of a Charles Dickens novel, where cold, dirty frightened children huddle together. We never wanted this, ours is a real home for our children. If you stand outside you can hear laughter and singing, when you come inside you see happy healthy smiling faces.
Watamu and the surrounding areas now has a very high number of orphans, due to Aids, Malaria and many other diseases that these people have to contend with on a day to day basis. Numerous children are abandoned. Brothers and sisters try and care for each other. Some are not much older than the children they are caring for. Children have disappeared from the village. If a child anywhere in the world goes missing it is headline news. In Watamu a child goes missing,’ Well it was an orphan” Where have the kids gone? Where are these children? Are they still alive? We desperately needed a place where children can be safe and happy, where they can be loved and cared for, this we have achieved. In August 2011 we have 54 children their ages ranging from birth to 13 years. Recently we were called by the Children's Office in Malindi regarding a new born baby that had been abandoned in Malindi Hospital, I have called him David after my lovely husband.
The Happy House will thrive with caring, supportive staff and the backing of its sponsors, volunteers and trustees. Without it, these children would be destitute, finding scraps to eat in the bush and sleeping rough. They would have no home, no medicines and no education no future and the great possibility of – not surviving at all.
The Happy Housel provides a vital link for so many children who will pass through its doors over the next 99 years and beyond. Children who will hold their heads high and be proud to say ‘I was a Happy House Kid
Please help us to 'Make a Difference'
Please contact Sue if you can help E-mail or telephone 00254 0726 335215 Or contact Elizabeth Gomm in the Uk 07905130589
Ways to help
Donation of money. Sponsorship how about a sponsored slim, a bike ride, car boot sale, a fancy dress social, quiz night, coffee morning or anything else. Its fun raising money and when you see the difference it makes to the children is so rewarding.
Offers of help, do you have skills we can use. Can you co-ordinate sponsorship at work, do you want to volunteer at the Happy House. One of the most precious gifts is time and if you can spare some the children will appreciate it.
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