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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

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

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

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

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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Christmas packed away

Christmas was full of fun for our children at the Happy House, but all good things must come to an end and as the new school year starts, the decorations come down to be packed away for another time.&...
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Teachers in training

Teachers joining our staff at Happy House seize the opportunities it gives to learn new things. And at Happy House computer fluency is vital. In this video,  Mr Chris is giving a workshop on...
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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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Getting ready for school again

After nine months of home schooling for most of our Happy House children, they were thrilled to be getting ready to go back to the classrooms to start a new academic year at Happy House School. Two ye...
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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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A word of thanks from our unsuspecting Santa

You never know what will happen when you visit our family at the Happy House Children's Home in Watamu. David Paris took on an unexpected role of Santa at our family party at Mama Sue and Papa Dave's ...
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Christmas with the Happy House family

Our lovely friends Angela Lewis and David Paris joined in the fun of our Christmas at Happy House. From the Christmas party at Mama and Papa's home to a trip to the beach with our huge family of child...
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Trip to the beach

A trip to the beach is a highlight of our Christmas time activities for our children at the Happy House.  With the older children looking after the younger ones, it was a happy family time enjoye...
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A New Year message from Mama Sue

As we start a New Year, many of us still in the grips of the pandemic, we look forward to a time when we can put it all behind us.  At Happy House, where our family had been in lockdown for many ...
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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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We're ready to party

All dressed in their best, our Happy House children were so excited to be going to spend Christmas at home with Mama Sue and Papa Dave.  They had taken care in getting ready, and were organised i...
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The tale of the disappearing baby Jesus

Today, as we continue to bring you vides of  Christmas at the Happy House, Mama Sue brings you a thank you from our family. She also tells us the tale of the Nativity Play That Went Wrong! I...
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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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Christmas lunch is served

Serving lunch to a family of sixty takes many hands And with a willing and organised team all went smoothly at our Happy House party at Mama and Papa's home.  The children were served chicken pil...
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Oh-Oh it's Santa!

A visit from Santa is always the highlight of Christmas for children the world over.  But this year with our regular Happy House Santa (also known as Peter Reid) grounded by Covid-19 restrictions...
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