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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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Evans in the driving seat

There was a landmark day for Evans when his provisional driving licence arrived. Evans, one of the first children to join our family in 2010, is in his final year at school. He is a huge asset to our ...
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Celebrating World School Milk Day

Happy House was delighted to celebrate School Milk Day by welcoming a guest from the Kenya Dairy Board. Joyce had traveled from Nairobi to promote the benefits of the school milk programme i...
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Song for Sunday

He's got the whole world in His hands is the song chosen by the group of Happy House children singing for you today.  This wonderful, uplifting, song of praise is always a favourite.  We&nbs...
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Adding up to success

There are all kinds of ways we make learning interesting at Happy House.  Using elearning as a major part of delivering home schooling to the children living at Happy House has, as you know, been...
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Our girl is doing well

It's now more than a month since Janet, the oldest of our Happy House family, flew the nest.  Janet, who had lived in our care since we opened in 2010, is the first of our children to leave home ...
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Growing space

Rising prices are one of the effects of the pandemic, and the cost of food has risen in Kenya.  This makes feeding our family of 60 children at the Happy House even more expensive for our charity...
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New lines for laundry

With 60 children in our our family, the aunties working in the Happy house laundry have a mountain of washing every day! Now they no longer have to worry about negotiating puddles left by the rains we...
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Teachers get results

One good lesson in life is that you never stop learning! So when our teachers at Happy House received results of their recent examination on the video-conferencing app, Zoom, and the way it works, Mam...
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Exam ready

Our Happy House kids had fun getting ready for their exams.  Home schooling, powered by enthusiasm and e-learning, is keeping our family of 60 children on track with their education during these ...
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A song for Sunday

A beautiful duet of Love is like a Mango by two of our girls for today's Song for Sunday.  We hope our weekly song from Happy House brings you as much pleasure as singing gives our children. Have...
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The barber calls

Our boys would, in normal times, go out into the village to visit the barbers. But with the ever-present risk of Coronavirus, we try to keep everyone at Happy House as safe as possible and so asked th...
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Painting coming along well

Work on painting the Happy House is coming along well.  It's a big job and as we mentioned in an earlier blog, we have taken on extra labour to help do it/ Here Papa Dave brings us an update - fi...
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