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Greeting visitors from Belgium

Greeting visitors from  Belgium
On Saturday, Papa and the family were happy to greet visitors from Belgium. The Happy House always welcomes visitors and  show them around our wonderful home and school but since March ...
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Exciting times

Exciting times
It's an exciting time for some of our older Happy House kids as they are about the start high school. The pandemic has meant changes in the start of the academic year which is now August instead of Ja...
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School returns

School returns
After the devastating loss of our wonderful Mama Sue we want you to know that at the Happy House all the family is well and the children have now returned to our primary school to start a new academic...
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Ask yourself "What would Mama do?"

Ask yourself "What would Mama do?"
Despite his profound grief, Papa Dave, found the strength to speak at the gathering at Happy House to celebrate the memory of Mama Sue. With great affection he told of her love for the children and of...
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Mama taught us to do our best

Mama taught us to do our best
Husna has lived in the care of Happy House for seven years enjoying a wonderful childhood and exceptional education. She loved her Mama Sue and, like all the children in our family, is missing her now...
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Mama's was a life well lived

Mama's was a life well lived
A teacher and a counsellor to all the Happy House family was how Mr Paul, our head teacher, described Mama Sue at a gathering to honour her memory. He said her's was a life well lived.  With her ...
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Celebrating Mama's life

Celebrating Mama's life
A gathering to honour Mama Sue and her memory was held by the Happy House family attended by those who live and work there plus others from the community whose lives she touched.  Former Happy Ho...
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"Sue was the love of my life" says Papa Dave

"Sue was the love of my life" says Papa Dave
There is nobody who feels the depth of loss at the passing our Happy House Mama Sue more than her devoted husband, Dave. She called him her "rock".  With great courage and dignity he ha...
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Mourning Mama

Mourning Mama
The sadness felt by Papa Dave and all our Happy House family at the sudden passing of our incredible Mama Sue is shared with people around the world. Some had the pleasure of meeting and knowing ...
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Tributes pour in

Tributes pour in
Messages of sympathy have been pouring in from around the world from friends who are devastated at the news of our Mama Sue's sudden death. They are all people whose lives have been touched by Sue's w...
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Tragic news of our beloved Mama Sue

It is with immense sadness and in shock that we break the tragic news of the death of Sue Hayward, founder of Children of Watamu charity and beloved Mama Sue to all the family at her Happy House. Sue ...
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Happy House graduates

Happy House graduates
From pre-primary to primary school is a big step in any child's life. At Happy House, as in many other schools in Kenya, we make it their big day with a graduation ceremony.  This year the gradua...
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Closing Day prayers

Closing Day prayers
School closing day and graduation signified the end of a difficult and disruptive 16 months for pupils, staff and management at Happy House School.  The pandemic has brought many challenges and t...
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Zoom improved my learning

Zoom improved my learning
Happy House kid Morphin has found lessons via Zoom an absolute asset to his learning. It has captured his imagination, made lessons with more videos and visual aids more interesting and as a result he...
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Refresher in first aid

Refresher in first aid
Mama has been refreshing the first aid knowledge of staff and older kids at Happy House. She has talked them through the items contained in the first aid kit and their uses and reminded them of the fi...
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Musical fun at Happy House

Musical fun at Happy House
Children and staff are having some musical fun at home at Happy House in this cheerful video - perfect to put a smile on your face!
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Happy House is like home

Happy House is like home
Nasri was one of our first scholarship students - a boy who came from a home where he lived, in extreme hardship, with his grandmother.  After finishing primary and secondary school he is now stu...
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Makuti men fix roofing

Makuti men fix roofing
Keeping on top of maintenance of of makuti roofing is very important.  The heavy rains will always show up any weaknesses in the thatching made locally from palms . In this video, presented by Mu...
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Learning carpentry

Learning carpentry
Brian who, like Oscar, finished his primary education recently has been working with Uncle Charo the Happy House carpenter while he waits to start secondary school. In the time that he has been with U...
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Keeping the taps running

Keeping the taps running
Servicing equipment regularly and doing any repairs necessary is vital to the smooth running of any home.  And that's exactly what we do at Happy House where our family is much larger than most! ...
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