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Confidence to aim for goals

Confidence to aim for goals
Happy House kid Morphin would like to be a football player when he grows up. And having confidence will, he knows, be key in helping him achieve his goal and to score goals too! Addressing a gathering...
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Making decisions by Husna

Making decisions by Husna
Our children at Happy House have a wonderful role model in their own Mama Sue . It is thanks to her determination, drive and dedication that the Happy House became a reality and gives them a wonderful...
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All he needed was friends - and a pair of socks!

All he needed was friends - and a pair of socks!
A lovely German couple holidaying in Watamu, came across a young boy on the beach.  Every evening Elke and Ruediger saw Emmanuel collecting plastic bottles which would be sold to recyclers to hel...
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From computers to songs of praise

From computers to songs of praise
It was thanks to Mama Sue, founder of Children of Watamu charity , that Christone Ruwa discovered an interest in computer science,Forward thinking Sue was responsible for raising funds and installing ...
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Growing up as individuals and with good manners

Growing up as individuals and with good manners
Growing up in a family of 53 children could make it difficult for a child to be heard or to express themselves. But at Happy House, each child is treated as an individual and actively encouraged to ex...
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Eye-opening event for teachers at Happy House

In a special weekend event, teachers from Happy house School were invited home to Happy House by Mama Sue and the family. The aim was to show the teachers who have recently joined our staff how the th...
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Music brings joy

Music brings joy
Meet Husna and the other Happy House room captains bring us an update on he radios that the children received as a Christmas present. Each room has it's own speaker and USB stick on which to download ...
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Agile acrobats

Agile acrobats
We have some enthusiastic young acrobats among our children at the Happy House.  They like to perform feats of balance and agility that illustrate their motor coordination skills and their abilit...
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Backing Arsenal

Backing Arsenal
Meet Happy House kids Diana, Fahima and Saidi.  They all support the Arsenal football squad and with their team struggling the kids like to think their encouragement will help fire them on!
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Happy House has taught me many things

Happy House has taught me many things
Happy House has been home to Greg since was seven-years-old. He's now 10. He'd been living with his grandmother who was defeated by her own circumstances and sought the help she needed to give her lit...
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Fruits from the tree

Fruits from the tree
Eating fresh fruit and vegetables straight from the garden helps to keep our children healthy at Happy House .  And we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy fresh coconuts. The flesh and the milk ...
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Kitchen helpers

Kitchen helpers
Helping to prepare meals at weekend is just one of the many things our Happy House kids enjoy.  Assisting with the chores around their home is being part of a family and every weekend they sort t...
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Inspiring young minds

Inspiring young minds
Monday assembly is always a special time at Happy House School. Mama Sue and Papa Dave like to be there to fire up enthusiasm and inspire the the kids ready for the week ahead. The children really enj...
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Exciting school project to counter effects of the pandemic

Exciting school project to counter effects of the pandemic
The pandemic is taking a worrying toll on children's education around the world. In Kenya, children returned to school in January after being off since March.  At Happy House children's home we f...
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Post lockdown learning

Post lockdown learning
Post lockdown e-learning is proving a hit with teachers and students at Happy House School . Children living in the care of Happy House, like Morphin, did so well learning, via Zoom, whilst being home...
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Happy to be home

Happy to be home
The love and welcome of her friends made it easy for Purity when she came back to live in the Happy House family recently  Purity, along with her brother Stephano and sister, Jessica, had previou...
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Growing project

Growing project
Erick, Steve and Hussein are three keen young gardeners.  The boys, enjoy growing vegetables for the kitchen.  It is a useful hobby and here they say thank you to Mama Sue for providing...
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United fan squad

United fan squad
Meet the Manchester United fan squad at Happy House, led by Florence the other members are Jacinta, Priscilla and Morphin.  These youngsters really love United which is, at the moment, jostling w...
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Head, shoulders, knees and toes!

Head, shoulders, knees and toes!
Victor and Emmanuel, two of the younger members of the the family are here to entertain you. With the pandemic casting a shadow over lives we thought it would be good to bring you a ray of Kenyan suns...
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Man City fan foursome

Man City fan foursome
Top flight Premier League team, Manchester City, is the favourite of our Happy House founder, Mama Sue.  Born in Salford, Mama is through and through a Manchester girl - and proud of it.  As...
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