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Coat of paint for kitchen

Coat of paint for kitchen
In a family home as big as our Happy House there is always somewhere that needs a lick of paint.  And keeping on top of things is the job of the maintenance staff. Here Uncle Ibrahim is painting ...
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Stadium gets spruced up

Stadium gets spruced up
The grandstand next to our football pitch at Happy House is starting the year in fine fettle. It has been spruced up with all the seats given a coat of varnish by Uncle Brian, a member of our mai...
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Baby class on the move

Baby class on the move
The youngest children in Happy House School will be moving into a new classroom.  The room, as Mama Sue explains in this video, is close to the toilets and has a ready made grassed play area righ...
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Fitness first

Fitness first
Join our lower primary children from Happy House School when they start their day with some exercises. As regular followers of our blog will know, we like to put exercise at the start of the day ...
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Raising the flags

Raising the flags
Every Monday morning, Happy House School begins with an assembly. And as part of that the school Scouts raise the flags - the national flag of Kenya followed by the Union flag, as a tribute to Ma...
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An act of kindness

An act of kindness
Papa started the school week at Happy House in his usual role as Radio Watamu. He updated the children on the weekend football results including the result of a match between his own top team, Le...
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Busy in the garden

Busy in the garden
We have lots of enthusiastic young gardeners at the Happy House. They enjoy growing and harvesting vegetable crops which then go into the kitchen so that they can also tucking into the food they have ...
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Always a Happy House kid ...

Always a Happy House kid ...
Stephano, Jessica and Purity were in dire need when they came into the care of Happy House.  With Mama Sue's kindness their mum was able to get back on her feet and to be reunited as a family wit...
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Active day of fun

Active day of fun
In our final visit to the New Year's Eve sports day at Happy House, we join the children during a break. They are recharging their batteries with juice and biscuits before getting back on the field fo...
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Meet Florence and team from Burnley

Meet Florence and team from Burnley
In a fun game of soccer at our New Year's Eve sports day at Happy House, our home team took on the might of "visitors" Burnley FC. Florence led the Burnley side who were wearing strip very kindly dona...
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New Year Sports

New Year Sports
Having concentrated on the start of the new school term, we whizz back to New Year's Eve at home at Happy House.  Mama and Papa asked the children how they'd like to celebrate and it was agreed t...
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Nice way to end the week

Nice way to end the week
First week over of a new term at Happy House School and Mama and Papa are checking how everyone is doing. After being off for so long because of the pandemic it's been a settling down week. And it's a...
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Starting the day the healthy way

Starting the day the healthy way
Pupils at Happy House School istart the day the healthy way - with exercise. Exercising in the fresh air, before the day gets too hot, boosts the energy levels of the children and gets their brains in...
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Term off to a good start

Term off to a good start
Three days back into the new academic year and Happy House School is settling down nicely. For most pupils it's been nine months since they were last in their classrooms.  When the pandemic ...
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School year begins

School year begins
There was great excitement on Monday as children in Kenya returned to school, many for the first time since the pandemic-enforced closure in March. The children living in our care at Happy House were ...
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Putting on the style

Putting on the style
Youngsters at the Happy House stepped out on to the catwalk for Christmas fashion show.  They modelled some of the wonderful new clothes donated by many of our friends. The pandemic has made...
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And along came a second Santa

And along came a second Santa
After a very fine job of being Santa, three-year-old Emmanuel was ready hang up his robe and beard, and to meet a bigger version of the man in red! A good friend, David Paris, who visiting Watamu took...
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Christmas fun, food and thanks

Christmas fun, food and thanks
Food, fun and thanks! Our children at Happy House, who all coming from backgrounds of tragedy, extreme poverty or neglect, don't take anything for granted.  They love and respect all those, world...
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A Happy House Christmas

A Happy House Christmas
Christmas was a busy one for Mama Sue, Papa Dave and their willing team of young helpers.  Mama and Papa were hosting the party day for their family of Happy House kids at their home. And th...
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Here we come a carolling

Here we come a carolling
Today it is the turn of Mwende and the Happy House girls' choir who are letting us have a glimpse of the songs they are practising for Christmas day. All the children at Happy House will hav...
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