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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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Just swinging along

Just swinging along
Kids at Happy House love the tyre swings we have on the adventure play area. So much so that over time the swings wear out and need replacing.  That's what has happened now and as Harry tells us ...
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A love of gardening

A love of gardening
Happy house kid Oscar was one of the first children to join our family when we opened our children's home in 2010.  By the time he was four years old he had already discovered an interest in gard...
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Musyoka's "silent corner"

Musyoka's "silent corner"
One of a family of 60 youngsters at Happy House, Musyoka has found a quiet corner where he can read and study. He retreats there after a long day at school just to carry on with his schoolwork or to r...
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Birthday treats

Birthday treats
Meet the kids having apples, ice cream and juice treat. it was Charity's birthday, so Brenda Groves, loved by our children as Auntie Brenda, sent a donation and asked  for the kids to h...
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Calling in at Happy House

Calling in at Happy House
Visitors taking a short holiday in Watamu from Mombasa were thrilled to meet our family at the Happy House.  They booked for their stay at a villa on the same small complex which happens to be wh...
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Kidz Council

Kidz Council
Mama Sue was always determined that children living in care should be able to have their say, and that their voices should be listened to.  As a way of ensuring this happens she set up a Kidz Cou...
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Settling into secondary school

Settling into secondary school
Moving on to secondary school is a big step in any young person's life. In the last video he made Oscar was telling us how he was looking forward to making the step into the next stage of his educatio...
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Welcoming local guests to Happy House

Welcoming local guests to Happy House
Since the start of the pandemic, visitors to Happy House have been few and far between. We love seeing old friends and making new ones, so we have missed them.  They are always so generous too, m...
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A new member of our family

A new member of our family
Today, we introduce you to the latest member of our Happy House family, Peter. Peter is 18 months old and was placed in the care of our loving family by the Children's Services Department who have dee...
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Being a room captain

Being a room captain
Every bedroom at Happy House is shared by a group of children, with one as room captain.  It's a role which comes with some responsibility and it's important that the captain has the respect of t...
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We miss our international visitors

We miss our international visitors
Since the pandemic began in March 2021, the Happy House family has be missing all the visitors they receive from the UK, Europe and other parts of the world. As Watamu is a sought-after holiday destin...
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Looking after Papa

Looking after Papa
The Happy House family has wrapped a comfort blanket of love around their very special Papa Dave.  Since the loss of his beloved Sue, Papa has found strength from being at Happy House with the fa...
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Making space for the new

Making space for the new
Harry and his Happy House friends have been busy in the garden clearing their pumpkin patch.  Now they have harvested the pumpkins, which will be used to make delicious soup, they need to clear a...
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Helping each other

Helping each other
Jacinta works hard at school and tries to be a role model for her younger brothers and sisters at Happy House. After spending time with them encouraging and motivating them with their school work, Jac...
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Academic clinic

Academic clinic
Following recent exams, Happy House teachers held an academic clinic where they could talk to youngsters about their results.  Involving students fully , collectively and individually, is the pat...
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