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Advice from Oscar

Oscar is a bright and intelligent by who has been a member of our family since the Happy House opened in 2010.  He arrived with his sister Janet and brother Evans. Janet is now working as an assi...
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Building back-to-school confidence

After a seven-month enforced break, two year groups have returned to school in Kenya.  Classes 4 and 8 are back, and while the kids living in our care at Happy House have been receiving home-scho...
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James is toddling like a trooper!

One last month and James, the youngest member of our Happy House family, is already on his feet and toddling like a trooper!  James, a foundling who came into our care when he was 15 days old, ce...
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Soccer casualty Charity

Charity went crashing during a game of football and ended up at hospital! All the kids, girls and boys, at Happy House love a game of soccer and Charity, who used to be so quiet, was in her element wh...
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Fun in the sun - 2

Our children from Happy House had a great time on their trip to the beach.  It was one of their treats for Mama Sue's birthday and they had  so much fun.  Mama says by the time the...
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Fun in the sun - 1

Children from the Happy House had great fun playing on the sand and splashing in the sea as one of the treats for Mama Sue's birthday.  A beach outing, before the sun gets too hot, is one of thei...
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A letter of love for Mama

When Sue opened her Happy House she turned her hopes and dreams of helping vulnerable children into a reality.  She and Dave gave up their lives in the UK for a life as Mama and Papa to the child...
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Mama's two-week birthday!

You can't have too much of a good thing - but after celebrating Mama Sue's birthday over two weeks, everyone was feeling just a bit tired by Saturday afternoon! A early morning trip to beach, with lot...
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The corn is as high ... as our Happy House kids!

Our young gardeners at Happy House are doing so well the maize they have planted has grown taller than they are!  In this video John is in the garden with Erick, one of the younger children who c...
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Birthday love and lollipops

It was Mama Sue's birthday yesterday and  not keeping the treats to herself, there were lollipops all round for for the children.  They held a special Kidz Club so the family wish their much...
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Happy birthday, Mama Sue

Today, we wish our wonderful and inspirational Mama Sue a very happy birthday .This, our 10th anniversary year, has been a challenging year and for Mama, with 60 children in her care at Happy House, e...
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Happy House changed my life, by Nasri

When Nasri Juma came to Happy House as one of our Dr Danwata scholars in 2014 he was shy and lacking in self-belief. There had been huge gaps in his schooling because there was no money to pay. H...
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My elearning lesson by John

Happy House kid John who has found elearning a huge boost to his progress talked of his experience to youngsters from the community returning to our school. An internet enhanced system of delivering l...
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Welcome back to school

Children and parents were welcomed back to Happy House school when we reopened to Class 8 pupils on Monday.  School has been closed since March because of Kenya's response to the Coronavirus pand...
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Guidance for young gardeners

There's a whole army of keen young gardeners at Happy House all wanting to dig in and do their bit. Like all children growing up in Kenya , they understand the importance of growing your own crops to ...
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Back to school - for some!

Two year groups return to school in Kenya this week. The Government announcement that Primary Class Eight and Secondary Year 4 would returning today to schools, which have been closed since March.&nbs...
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Butterflies bring a song for Sunday

Four little flutterbys bring us a lovely performance of Butterfly, Butterfly. It was their special performance for their Mama Sue at her early birthday party.  The children were happy and co...
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Birthday show for Mama Sue

Children at the Happy House put on a birthday show for Mama Sue who will be celebrating her birthday on October 16. It was an early party, held at Mama and Papa's house in Turtle Bay, and coincided wi...
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Nature's cures come free

Finding the most natural way of dealing with any simple ailments is part of the way our family lives, and thrives, at Happy House.  The latest addition to our list of remedies are neem leaves. Ne...
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Happy House welcomes friends from the UK

Welcoming visitors is very special in the tough times when few people are traveling to Kenya for holidays.  But our good friends Angela Lewis and David Paris didn't let coronavirus restrictions a...
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