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Crops flourish

Crops flourish
Aubergine, moringa, paw-paw, pumpkin and more are flourishing in the Happy House garden.  Here Oscar shows us a patch of garden, newly created behind the laundry, where crops are now planted.&nbs...
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Safety comes first

Safety comes first
Motorbikes are a popular choice of transport in Kenya and, at Happy House, we have one that was donated and is used for some local errands.  Mama Sue is keen for the young people, growing up in o...
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Butterfly Elizabeth

Butterfly Elizabeth
Little Elizabeth is five years old and a happy and lively member of our Happy House family.  Elizabeth came to our Happy House family, aged six weeks, having been found abandoned two weeks. ...
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Getting ready for Christmas

Getting ready for Christmas
We still have more than a month until Christmas but our Happy House family is already busy planning.  And the children using free time at weekends to make Christmas decorations and are delighted ...
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Meeting Baraka

Meeting Baraka
 Meet Baraka Francis who is telling us about himself.  He came into the loving care of the Happy House family when he was a little boy, along with his three brothers.  Evans, who record...
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Shelter almost complete

Shelter almost complete
A shelter to protect the Happy House cars is well on its way. Evans, who filmed the video, says: "Meet Uncle Charo and Brian who are building a shade for the cars to be parked. " Uncle Charo is a carp...
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Your special requests, please!

Your special requests, please!
Mama Sue and our family at the Happy House would like to bring a bit of cheer to friend around the world who are now, once again, gripped in a pandemic-enforced lockdown.  They want to bring some...
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How Zoom helped us

How Zoom helped us
Happy House kids Brian and Lucky have been home schooled with the rest of our family during in lockdown. And now school has opened again to Years 4 and 8, Mama Sue is introducing the teaching methods,...
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Question time

Question time
It's question time for Tumaini and Steve when they interview each other.  The boys, both in Primary class 4, were taking part in the confidence building session at Happy House School. It's good t...
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A lesson in manners from Saidi

A lesson in manners from Saidi
Happy House kid Saidi certainly wasn't shy when he was asked to speak about the importance of good manners. Saidi, who is primary class 4, was taking part in a confidence-building session for Years 4 ...
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Simon Says ...

Simon Says ...
Fun as well as being an exercise in concentration and agility, the children's game "Simon Says" is great fun. It has just been introduced to youngsters returning to Happy House School after a long pan...
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Papa power is on the ball

Papa power is on the ball
It's no secret that Papa Dave likes his football. In fact, there won't be anyone in miles of the Happy House who doesn't know that he's a Leeds United fan. His first question to everyone he meets is"W...
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Mama Sue is in school by seven!

Mama Sue is in school by seven!
Mama Sue is up early and at work by seven. Here she is starting a week at Happy House School by leading the morning assembly. It's an important gathering in the school week and she is joined there by ...
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Exercise to start the week

Exercise to start the week
Starting the day with exercises is a good way to get everyone in the mood for school. Exercise has lots of benefits as we know, including helping concentration. It's a warm-up for the week ahead, and ...
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Christmas bells are jingling at Happy House

Christmas bells are jingling at Happy House
Santa will be bringing fewer gifts to our children this Christmas as Mama Sue explained in yesterday's video. We won't be able to give out new clothes, as we usually do, because with the pandemic virt...
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Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming
With almost 60 children in the family, Mama Sue always plans well ahead for Christmas. And this year, planning has to be even more rigorous than usual. The huge fall in visitors to Happy House, becaus...
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Reflecting on exams

Reflecting on exams
With years 4 and 8 now back in Happy House School, they have just had their first exams. An opportunity to see how how the youngsters, who come into our classes from the local community, have coped co...
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Soccer catch-up for kids

Soccer catch-up for kids
Morphin and his friends  at Happy House were thrilled to be able to catch-up on watching one of last weekend's matches -Leeds United vs Aston Villa.  The match was too late for the kids...
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Parcel brings delight

Parcel brings delight
A parcel full of lovely goodies for our children has arrived from our wonderful friends in Essex, Betty Hatch and her son Paul.  Betty, known affectionately as "Bargain Betty" because of her amaz...
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Lesson for life

Lesson for life
John had a tough life and very little schooling before he joined our Happy House family . Now, a few years on, he's a responsible and helpful young man who has worked hard in school and to catch up on...
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