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Remedial update

Remedial update
Whilst still celebrating the success of our Happy House School candidates in the 2023 national examinations, eyes are now firmly fixed on the new academic year.  Three weeks in, and head teacher ...
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Roof almost complete but we still have to pay!

Roof almost complete but we still have to pay!
As we reach the end of week tw0 of our Happy House Safe and Spound Appeal we have raised almost £2000 of our £8,600 target.  That's a good result so far but we are still a long way from meeting t...
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Shady work

Shady work
The powerful sun has been so strong that the gardening team at Happy House have had a job on their hands.  They have been working flat out to create shade for the seedlings and plants to try to e...
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Celebrating success

Celebrating success
Happy House is celebrating success with our school's results in the national exams. We are one of three top schools in the county in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education results which sees our t...
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A visitor for our goats

A visitor for our goats
Happy House trustee Phillip Marshall who is currently visiting our family has enjoyed time catching up with his friend Sifa, who very kindly donated a goat to us last year. He was then a tuktuk driver...
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Pendo and Lily call in

Pendo and Lily call in
It was to great excitement and joy that our family welcomee Lily and Pendo on a visit to Happy House. The two girls, who came into our care when we first opened in 2010, returned to see Papa Dave and ...
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Wash day

Wash day
Mwende gave up some of her free time yesterday to help out in the laundry at Happy House.  She enjoys helping our house aunties with their chores and as well as peggig out the laundry done by mac...
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It's hair today

It's hair today
It might be hair today for Peter Reid but it will soon be a case of gone tomorrow! Peter, who is a regular visitor to Watamu and the Happy House and who is a trustee of our charity, had his hair braid...
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For the love of our children ...

For the love of our children ...
Our Happy House is a forever home to abandoned babies like our Brends. It is up to us to make sure that they are safe from any storm, we are their safe haven. And it io for them that we must rais...
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Volunteers from Norfolk

Volunteers from Norfolk
Two young men from Norwich, Norfolk, are volunteering at our Happy House. George Mann and Kieran Sparkes are spending five weeks with ouyr family after hearing all about us from our yoga friend Hayley...
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Roof work underway

Roof work underway
The work has started on replacing our Happy House roof. We haven't raised the £8,600 needed but the roof was damaged by recent heavy rains to such an extent that it had become unsafe and we could...
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A week in school

A week in school
One week into the new school year ands our Happy House kids are enjiying being back. There's the excitement of settling into a new class as well as the adventure of learning new things. Morphin, who i...
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Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound
Safe and Sound Appeal We have launched an appealmto raise £8,600 to meet the costs of replacing the roof on on our Happy House. The makuti thatched roof has now been declared beyond repair and must be...
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There's a hole in our roof, dear Papa, a hole ...

There's a hole in our roof, dear Papa, a hole ...
You will know by now that we have a hole in our roof ... in fact we have so many that it needs completely replacing!  And that means raising £8,600 to do the work.  But it's not all doom and...
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New kid in the family!

New kid in the family!
Our Happy House children arev thrilled to have a new kid in the family. But thus one has four legs!  One of our rescue goats gave birth the a beautiful kid this week and Florence tells us that ot...
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Learning to sew

Learning to sew
Happy House kid Priscilla spent some of the recent school holidays learning to sew. She went towork alongside our seamstress, Auntie Eunice, to learn some very useful skills. Safe and Sound Appeal We ...
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First funds towards a new roof

First funds towards a new roof
Our Happy House Safe and Sound Appeal is off to a wonderful start. Our friends, old and new, rallied to our call to help us raise the £8,600 we need to urgently replace the roof on our child...
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Safe and Sound Appeal

Safe and Sound Appeal
Having ended 2023 on a high after what Papa Dave describes as "the best Christmas ever", Happy House is starting 2024 on a low.  Our children are all well and happy which is a blessing and we are...
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Brenda is growing fast

Brenda is growing fast
When you are one of a family as large as that at our Happy House, one of the drawbacks of going back to school is the little ones you leave at home. Prscilla says she will miss her baby 'sister" Brend...
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New year, new things

New year, new things
Our primary school children went back to class yesterday, while our secondary kids are looking forward to therir return tomorrow. Mwende, refreshed after the holidays, is optimistc about the year ahea...
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