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A new team member at Happy House

A new team member at Happy House
Our Happy House team has a new member, Auntie Elina, who is a social worker. We have managed without a social worker since Uncle Ronald left and throughout the pandemic but Papa and the management tea...
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Papa starts the week

Papa starts the week
Papa is back in the routine he and Mama enjoyed of taking a place at the sart the week assembly at Happy House School.  He's a popular figure with the children and a font of knowledge and up to d...
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Keeping the courtyard looking lovely

Keeping the courtyard looking lovely
When Mama Sue designed her Happy House she chose to put an open courtyard or atrium right at it's hearts, with bedrooms on each side. T his made a light and airy environment, which could be secured at...
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Six little mischiefs!

Six little mischiefs!
The younger children in our Happy House family love the classic nursery songs and a rhymes. The older ones pass them on to the younger ones and when they add the actions they make them even more fun. ...
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Pumpkin harvest home

Pumpkin harvest home
Five Happy House kids have been out in the garden harvesting pumpkins they have grown.  All the children in our family enjoy the taste of pumpkins, especially in soup, and are looking forward to ...
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Going to church

Going to church
The Happy House family hlds its own services of worship with prayers and hymns.  These are important times for the youngsters and so it was very special for them to receive an invitation from a l...
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Radio Watamu broadcasting

Radio Watamu broadcasting
Papa Dave got the week off to a good start for students in Happy Huse School by broadcasting the news of the weekend football results.  This is an assembly format he and Mama Sue established and ...
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Studying life from afar

Studying life from afar
Three Happy house kids have been studying life from afar.  Papa loanedthem a set of binoculars so that they could brings things in the distance up close without moving an inch.  They practic...
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"We are being strong" says Papa

"We are being strong" says Papa
The days and weeks since the death of his beloved Sue have the darkest time in Papa Dave's life.  He and Mama Sue were an inseparable team. They lived and worked together for most of their lives....
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Happy House brings children smiles

Happy House brings children smiles
Whenn Musyoka came to Happy House as a very young boy he'd been trailing the streets with his nomadic mum and had become the carer of his younger brother and baby sisterr.  To settle them in back...
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Learning to tumble

Learning to tumble
After. seeing an excellent team of acrobats performing in Malindi, years ago, Mama Sue invvited them to Happy House to put on their display for the children.  This was such an exciting treat...
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Baby class play

Baby class play
The youngest children in our Happy House School enjoy lots of play-centred leraning activities outdoor snd in the classroom. Here we see some of Baaby Class enjoying a playtime in our lovely and safe ...
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A trip to the salon

A trip to the salon
Going to the small hair "salons" in the village is an outing our girls really enjoy.  They go in groups, given the few shillings they need to pay, to have their hair braided - a fiddly and time-c...
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Mama's special place

Mama's special place
Mama Sue loved being in her office when the kids left for school and, even more so, when they came home. She could hear their singing and laughter as they came down the lane with it gradually getting ...
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Exam aims

Exam aims
Head teacher of Happy House School, Mr Paul, and his staff were aiming to keep the school at the top of the tables in exam performance.  Students have been sitting more exams, for Year 8 in ...
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How Happy House changes lives

How Happy House changes lives
Rukia came to Happy House in 2010 when we were only just open.  She had been used to living in extreme poverty being raised by her grandmother who struggle to bring in enough money to provide for...
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Busy keeping busy

Busy keeping busy
Our children at Happy House had a busy half term.  They spent their days both consolidating their learning plus having lots of fun activities. Here Jacinta is overseeing a schoolwork session whic...
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Tomato growers

Tomato growers
Two brothers are great little gardeners. Erick and Lucy have their own little plot in the Happy House grounds and their most recent crop is tomatoes.  The boys have grown their plants from seed a...
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Captains at the helm

Captains at the helm
Edward introduces the captains of two Happy House teams about to compete in a friendly football match.  Morphin leads one side whilst Saidi is the captain of the other. Both boys have their sight...
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Keeping Happy House spruced up

Keeping Happy House spruced up
In this video, Uncle Ibrahim is with Musyoka, Oscar and Brian re-painting the gate.  The Happy House continues as Mama would have wished having overseen and inspired all the hard work, determinat...
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