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Christmas toppers

Christmas toppers
Counting the days until Christmas, Saidi and his friends are getting ready for the festive season. Excited by the season they are busy making Christma hats. Here they are preparing palm leaves ready t...
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Sew far sew good

Sew far sew good
Happy House kid Brian has been learning some very useful new skills.  He's being taught to do simple repairs to clothing by our seamstress, Auntie Constance.  She has also taught him how to ...
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The animal dance

The animal dance
With the excitement building towards Christmas, the kids at Happy House are doing just what their Mama Sie would have wanted - planning ahead! Mama always made Christmas a very special time for our ch...
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Learning about light

Learning about light
Today we join Grade 4 at Happy House School as they learn about light. They are carrying out a practical experiment to discover whether light travels in a straight line.

Growing interest

Growing interest
Gardening is one of Musyoka's favourite pastimes. When he's not in school he likes to help the Happy House gardeners with raising food crops . Growing our own food at Happy House is really important a...
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Happy helper

Happy helper
Priscilla is a very happy helper. As you know our Happy House kids are always willing to assist with chores around the house.  During a short school break, Priscilla chose to help in laundry beca...
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A good place to be

A good place to be
Teacher Madam Lucy is glad to be working at Happy House School. Not only does she have happy, wel behaved chiildren to teach, she also has the best resources possible at her fingertips. Our founder Ma...
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Ready for the next step

Ready for the next step
Mwende is working towards the next step in her education - secondary school. She and her classmates in Year 8 at Happy House School are preparing for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Exami...
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Thankful for all we have

Thankful for all we have
Arts, crafts and music have a more of a place in the new competency based curriculum introduced in Kenya primary schools than they did before.  And we at Happy House are well placed to deliver it...
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New head girl

New head girl
Happy House kid Priscilla has been chosen as new head girl of our school. Priscilla swept to victory in a school election and is delighted to take on the important role. She understands it's a democra...
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Compost heap in progress

Compost heap in progress
One of the Happy House gardening team Uncle Telvin is busy creating a compost heap. Using waste from our kitchen and garden he hopes to be able to make manure which will feed the crops we gr...
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Beadwork

Beadwork
Beadwork is a traditional skill in Kenya, now being taught in school arts and crafts on the new curriculum.  Here Mr Reuben is taking a class at HappY House School where the children are making i...
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Feeding curious minds

Feeding curious minds
Having a well equipped computer suite ensures that, at Happy House, we can feed our children's curious minds. When they want to know more about a specific subject they are not limited to the many book...
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Agriculture class

Agriculture class
Agriculture and horticulture are key skills to families in Kenya. Most people will want to grow what food they can t feed their families - whether they have a plot of land or share a communal spot. In...
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Helping each other

Helping each other
What do good friends do? They help each other.  Diana and Husna live at Happy House and are as close as can be . Diana is delighted to be able to help Husna to improve with her maths.  In re...
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Saidi makes a spoon

Saidi makes a spoon
Happy House kid Saidi has lots of talents.  He's good at art and turning out to be good at crafts too. As a school assignment the children were tasked with making a spoon from wood and Saidi is h...
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Aunty Elina settling in

Aunty Elina settling in
Our Happy House social worker, Auntie Elina, joined our team in August. In the last couple of months she's been settling in, getting to know our children and her the people on our team. It's good to h...
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Santa's helper

Santa's helper
Our wonderful friend DawnHeather White has turned Santa's Christmas helper.  Auntie Dawn, who arrived in Watamu two weeks ago, brought an extra bag of lovely new clothes for our Happy House ...
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Learning to cook

Learning to cook
The new Kenya curriculum for primary school has many more pratical activities and this includes home science skills.  Home science teacher at Happy House School, Madam Lucy,  is here wi...
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Skipping at school

Skipping at school
Learning skipping skills is one of the activities Grade Four children at Happy House School have been enjoying.  In this video we join Mr Dan who is taking a PE class.  He has two pupils wit...
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