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Happy birthday Happy House

Today, March 17, our Happy House is 11. And our family will be celebrating with a sports day, something all our children love. "Where,' says Mama Sue, "have the years gone?"  She is so busy with ...
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Thank you Mama Sue

Tumaini was 12 when he came into the care of Happy House along with his twin brother, Gift, and younger brother, Baraka, four.  That was in May 2016. Their mum had recently died and they were lef...
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Growing up at Happy House

Today we meet three boys who have spent almost their entire lives at Happy House.  As we approach the 17th, the 11th anniversary of our opening, Oscar remembers how he was one of the first childr...
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Mother's Day tribute to Mama Sue

Today is Mother's Day - a day to celebrate and say thank you to mums everywhere. At the Happy House, one young man, Nasri Juma, speaks for all our youngsters as he says a very personal thank you Mama ...
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Morphin chooses a treat

Apples were Morphin's choice of treat for all the kids at Happy House.  Our own Auntie Libby, who is in his sponsor family, made a donation to cover the cost of a treat to say thank you to Morphi...
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A stitch in time

Our Happy House seamstress, Auntie Constance, has a new sewing machine.  It replaces the old workhorse of a machine that Mama Sue's mum had bought for her in 1968! After 52 years of use, heavy da...
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Borehole progress

Capping the old well, drilling a borehole, reinforcing the water tower and building a garden store is all coming on well - but at a cost of more than £1000.   As Mama tells us the water we a...
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Morphin's moringa magic!

The health giving benefits of a plant that grows freely in the Happy House gardens helps to keep our children well and strong.  They have moringa as a tea every day, plus the leaves are added to ...
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Testing times

Exams started yesterday at Happy House School and Mama Sue made sure that everyone was ready for the testing time ahead.  She spent Monday in school meeting each class to ensure they were happy, ...
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Party planning in full swing

Mama Sue and her team of party planners are busy preparing for a special celebration on April 3. It's the day earmarked for a party at Mama and Papa's house to celebrate the birthday of our beloved Pa...
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Happy House news from Mama Sue

Today our Happy House's wonderful Mama Sue brings you up to date with all the news of our family. She expresses her concern for all those of us who have had such a long winter, made harsher by the eve...
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Weeding the garden

Continuing yesterday's gardening theme, Edward and his friends are busy weeding in the Happy House garden. In their own patch, near the laundry, they are growing pumpkins and happily tend to thei...
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Helping Uncle Julius

Many hands make light work - even if they are only small! At Happy House, Uncle Julius always has a team of volunteers willing to help out with chores in the garden. They are happy to assist with any ...
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Meet Mama's little monkeys!

At Happy House, Mama Sue and the children are preparing for one big party to celebrate two special birthdays. In April, it will be both Papa Dave's birthday and Evans, who will soon be starting work a...
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Firing enthusiasm at Happy House

The start the week assembly at Happy House School gave Mama Sue a chance to fire the enthusiasm for exams.  In her inspirational style she urged the youngsters to make the most of revision time, ...
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Mama's busy office

There's nothing Mama Sue at  likes better than a busy office! Especially when it's filled with happy, eager children. Saturday's callers were a hint of what it will be like every day once school ...
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Bringing you sunshine

Meet some of our Happy House girls who today hope to bring their sunshine flooding into your homes and hearts. Evans, who filmed the vide, said: "We know it is often cold and wet where many of yo...
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Securing a water supply

Having a water supply is something that most of us can take for granted but in many parts of the world it is another story entirely.  In Kenya, at our Happy House, the well we use to keep our gre...
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A talent discovered

A bundle of energy, Saidi was just three years old when he came to Happy House in 2013.  He joined his sister Rukia who had been in our care since 2010, . The children were in the care of th...
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Opportunity knocks

We continue to bring you news of the success of remedial classes at Happy House School.  Children from lower primary classes who were struggling in a particular subject are or who had missed out ...
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