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Regular blogs from Elizabeth Gomm

Grandpa Caught Napping

Grandpa Caught Napping
  It has been due to the kindness and generosity of Grandpa Yaa that we have been able to build the Happy House. Grandpa and his family donated to the charity 4...
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The Happy House is Nearly Finished

The Happy House is  Nearly Finished
  I am thrilled and delighted to say the Happy House is just about complete. The plumbers and electricians have finished, the painters have some finishing touches to do. The kitchen...
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St John's Wood Community School, Knutsford, Cheshire

St John's Wood Community School, Knutsford, Cheshire
  Holly Fowlkes, School Business Manager, contacted me before she went to Kenya on holiday in August.  She was very keen to find out how her special school could help the...
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Chichester High School for Girls

Chichester High School for Girls
I received an email from Jayne Davidson at Chichester Girls High School with the great news that they were planning to support the Happy House. This is what Jayne had to say....
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Emailing: Elders 009

Emailing: Elders 009
Silas has been out and about meeting and talking to all the local village elders and chiefs. The assistant chief of this area came to the Happy House to see for...
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The Country Boy & Staff

The Country Boy & Staff
Over the past year we have had people working on the land at the Happy House. Today they were offically interviewed and offered permanent positions. Of course the Country Boy was...
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The Country Boys Chicken House

The Country Boys Chicken House
The chicken house is coming on great. After the coral walls we will put the wire and then a lovely makuty ( thatched ) roof. Watch this space!
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Water Tank

Water Tank
 It was decided that we need an underground fresh water tank. The coral that is being dug out is being used to build the walls of the chicken house. Free materials...
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Lots to do

Lots to do
  These two local ladies come everyday to help with anything and everything. Today they are washing all the mattress covers, all 100 of them,Soon we can start to make the beds...
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How are we looking?

How are we looking?
We are now starting to get the bedrooms organised. We have the beds and lockers. The brackets have been fixed for the curtain poles. We are having these made from Casarena...
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Happy House Staff

Happy House Staff
With  great help from Sue Hayes we now have some staff organized for the Happy House. Rose who has worked with me at school for the past few years is now...
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Grandpa

Grandpa
Our lovely Grandpa Yaa was there to supervise the unloading and at 91 years old he worked as hard as the young men. Grandpa is so proud of what has been achieved....
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Girl Power !

Girl Power !
 The ladies worked inside the Happy House stacking the matresses and organising the cartons.
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The truck arrives at the Happy House

The truck arrives at the Happy House
Every time the truck came down the road everyone was on board ready to unload. We could hear them coming before we could see them, singing and shouting.
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Primrose & Candy Stobbs

Primrose & Candy Stobbs
Last year I was contacted by a lovely lady called Primrose Stobbs. Primrose told me that in the past she has organized large Carol Services in support of charities in various churches in...
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Thanks to so many

Thanks to so many
 Rose and Monica are helping to arrange our Baby Room. We have put the cots in place, a selection of baby boys and girls  clothes in various sizes toiletries, nappies etc. have been...
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Getting Grandpa ready for the Rainy Season

Getting Grandpa ready for the Rainy Season
One of the many items we were given was this Kagool . Grandpa Yaa is always out and about so we thought this would be good for him in the rainy...
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If you want a Safaris Julius Ndaa is your guy

If you want a Safaris Julius Ndaa is your guy
Silas introduced us to Julius Ndaa last year during the time that Lytham High School were here in Watamu. Julius arranged for the teachers and students to go on a safari, visit...
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Neil French & Andy Neville

Neil French & Andy Neville
Dave & I were lucky enough to meet Neil French and Andy Neville this week. They are staying at Turtle Bay Beach Club and are here for the fishing. Not being...
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Isn't it Beautiful ?

Isn't it Beautiful ?
Isn't the Happy House just beautiful, it is waiting for the kids to come then it will be a home
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