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Happy to be back

Happy to be back
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 ...
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Cookery challenge

Cookery challenge
Happy House kids Baraka and Hussein spent p[art of the public holiday in the kitchen.  They were learning from our cook how to cook rice, a bit of a challenge when you are cooking for 50, and to ...
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A clean sweep

A clean sweep
Our Happy House kids have been helping o save money by making new brooms for their home.  Edward and some of the other boys collected dried palm which is tued together in tight bunches to make a ...
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Holiday job!

Holiday job!
With all the children off school at Happy House for a public holiday, Jonny has given himself a job to do.  He's clearing up the compound to ensure it looks spick and span.  Jonny has a prou...
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Young Farmers at work

Young Farmers at work
The Happy House Young Farmers are an industrious group who like to be fully involved in the garden. As Brian tells us they have been planting moringa and maize so that it will get ful benefit of the r...
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Helping each other is the best way

Helping each other is the best way
Morphin was a really troubled boy, who had been living on the edge of despair, when Mama Sue took him under the wing of her Happy House.  She always had great faith that even the most troubled ch...
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Bus boys

Bus boys
Erick and some of his Happy House pals enjoyed getting our school mini-buses ready to go back on the road for the start of the new school term.  They washed the buses and then polished them until...
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Rains arriving

Rains arriving
Our gardeners at Happy House are working flat out to prepare for the onset of the rainy season.   have cleared the land and are planting every available space with maize and other crops to t...
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Restoring railings

Restoring railings
Uncle Charo and his young helpers have been sanding down and revarnishing the handmade fencing that encloses our bandas,  Regular maintenance is the best way of ensuring that our buildings last a...
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As shiny as a new pin

As shiny as a new pin
Our Happy House children were already for the start of their new school term.  Back in uniform for the first time in weeks, they were neatly turned out with their shoes as shiny as a new pin.&nbs...
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Moving day

Moving day
Our Happy house children have been happily helping to get their school ready for today's opening.  With chairs and some tables refurbed for the new term the children carried them the short distan...
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Sprucing up the atrium

Sprucing up the atrium
The atrium is at the heart of the Happy House. It is the inner courtyard surround by access to bedrooms and bathrooms for our children.  Plants and palms give shade and add a leafy green to the a...
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Set for school

Set for school
With the long school holidays almost over, the Happy House children are looking forward to going back to school. For our older children, like Diana, it will mean starting a new school. She was one of ...
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With the long school holidays almost over, the Happy House children are looking forward to going back to school.  For our older children, like Diana, it will mean starting a new school.  She...
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Ready for the rains

Ready for the rains
Our outdoor staff are busy at Happy House getting ready for the rains. They are preparing the open field we have, digging it over ready for planting, so that crops will get a head start as soon as the...
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Getting ready for the rains

Getting ready for the rains
Our outdoor staff are busy at Happy House getting ready for the rains. They are preparing the open field we have, digging it over ready for planting, so that crops will get a head start as soon as the...
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Happy House helping Ukraine

Happy House helping Ukraine
Our children at Happy House all know what it is like to be in need.   are in our care because of the hardship or tragedy that their families have suffered. They also know that Happy House, t...
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A song for Easter

A song for Easter
Easter is celebrated in a quiet way in Kenya where most people go to church. Our children spent the festival at home and they were thinking about you.   Brian tells us they wanted to record ...
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My world of books

My world of books
Mama Sue always believed that every child has the right to an education. She said that as a small, and often lonely child, books were her escape.  "You can read a book and be taken into another w...
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Make do and mend ...

Make do and mend ...
As regular viewers will know, nothing ever goes to waste at Happy House. We depend on the goodwill and kindness of others, and see it as our absolute duty to ensure that everything that has been ...
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