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School assembly

School assembly
The Happy House School week got off to a good start with an assembly. Papa Dave took his place in front of the children to welcome them and to to encourage them to work their hardest. It's a short wee...
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School welcomes new pupils

School welcomes new pupils
Our Happy House School family has a great mix of pupils.  We have children who live in our care plus students from the local community whose parents pay fees for them to attend.  School is r...
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School geared up for changes

School geared up for changes
Four weeks into the new term and the new school year, and all is well at Happy House School. Mr Dancun, our head teacher, is pleased that pupils have settled well and that teachers are going the extra...
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Looking after Mama's garden

Looking after Mama's garden
Mama Sue brought Harry home to the Happy House when he was just a tiny baby.  How she loved him just as she loved all the children plaved in her care. Their welfare was her priority, her driving ...
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Three little brothers

Three little brothers
They are not related by birth but this trio are a tight little band of brothers. Victor, James and Peter are the three youngest members of our Happy House family. Peter was placed in our family last s...
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Mending the thatch

Mending the thatch
Once again the rains have come to Watamu and although they are much neded and very welcome they also have a habit of finding any flaws inthe makuti thatch roofing we have at Happy House.  Repair ...
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Making new friends

Making new friends
Making new friends is one of the excitements of starting a new school.  Happy House kid Husna is thorughly enjoying her first weeks at secondary school where she has new subjects, new unifor...
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Growing our own firewood

Growing our own firewood
At Happy House we use any wood that we can find to fuel the wood burning oven in our outdoor kitchen.  Occasionally we will have trees that need felling, and here Uncle Julius, from our gard...
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Caring for our transport

Caring for our transport
Uncle Alfred is one of the staff employed at Happy House to drive and take care of our transport.  In this video he is ensuring all the tyres are safe and in order before setting out on the next ...
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Confidence gained

Confidence gained
A skilled and time-served joiner, Uncle Charo has worked on the Happy House maintenance department for a number of years.  He was quite shy when he came to us and didn't like speaking in public, ...
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A song from Husna

A song from Husna
A song from the Happy House to start your Sunday.  Husna likes to sing and asked if she could record a song for our blog. This is it.
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Here I have all that I need

Here I have all that I need
Florence loves being a part of the Happy House family. She remembers how difficult it was to live in extreme hardship, to go without food or shoes. But since coming into our care her worries have evap...
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Garden work

Garden work
Edward, Harry and David have been busy helping in the Happy house gardens. Now the rains have come the weeds are shooting up everywhere and the children have been busy pulling them up to ensure they d...
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Proud to be a Happy House kid

Proud to be a Happy House kid
Happy House kid Mwende is proud to be going to high school after passing her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams.  She is also proud to bbe a Happy House kid because she knows that whene...
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Our new school

Our new school
Natasha and Hussein are two of the Happy House kids settling into life at secondary school. They are now attending Barani High School and are proud to be wearing its uniform. T hey are also enjoying m...
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Papa starts the week

Papa starts the week
A new school week began for Happy House with words of congratulations from Papa Dave.  Papa told the assembly that the results of recent exams had been good and whilst not quite number one in the...
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Our special kind of magic

Our special kind of magic
We believe that at our Happy House we weave a special kind of magic on the lives of the children who come into our care.  Some stay for just a short time while their family recovers from a crisis...
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Singalong on Saturday

Singalong on Saturday
Kidz Club at Happy House is a time when everyone gets together to share news and to celebrate any birthdays of the the week. And it is also a Saturday singalong with lots of songs, something our found...
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My happy life

My happy life
Husna has lived in the care of the Happy House family for eight years and in that time she has blossomed into a capable, confident and kind young woman.  She has experienced the security of livig...
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Homework time

Homework time
The Happy House children have only recently returned to school after a long holiday. And they have also started a new school year. Edward is now in a new class and with some new pupils from the local ...
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