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Just swinging along

Kids at Happy House love the tyre swings we have on the adventure play area. So much so that over time the swings wear out and need replacing.  That's what has happened now and as Harry tells us ...
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A love of gardening

Happy house kid Oscar was one of the first children to join our family when we opened our children's home in 2010.  By the time he was four years old he had already discovered an interest in gard...
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Musyoka's "silent corner"

One of a family of 60 youngsters at Happy House, Musyoka has found a quiet corner where he can read and study. He retreats there after a long day at school just to carry on with his schoolwork or to r...
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Birthday treats

Meet the kids having apples, ice cream and juice treat. it was Charity's birthday, so Brenda Groves, loved by our children as Auntie Brenda, sent a donation and asked  for the kids to h...
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Calling in at Happy House

Visitors taking a short holiday in Watamu from Mombasa were thrilled to meet our family at the Happy House.  They booked for their stay at a villa on the same small complex which happens to be wh...
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Kidz Council

Mama Sue was always determined that children living in care should be able to have their say, and that their voices should be listened to.  As a way of ensuring this happens she set up a Kidz Cou...
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Settling into secondary school

Moving on to secondary school is a big step in any young person's life. In the last video he made Oscar was telling us how he was looking forward to making the step into the next stage of his educatio...
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Welcoming local guests to Happy House

Since the start of the pandemic, visitors to Happy House have been few and far between. We love seeing old friends and making new ones, so we have missed them.  They are always so generous too, m...
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A new member of our family

Today, we introduce you to the latest member of our Happy House family, Peter. Peter is 18 months old and was placed in the care of our loving family by the Children's Services Department who have dee...
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Being a room captain

Every bedroom at Happy House is shared by a group of children, with one as room captain.  It's a role which comes with some responsibility and it's important that the captain has the respect of t...
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We miss our international visitors

Since the pandemic began in March 2021, the Happy House family has be missing all the visitors they receive from the UK, Europe and other parts of the world. As Watamu is a sought-after holiday destin...
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Looking after Papa

The Happy House family has wrapped a comfort blanket of love around their very special Papa Dave.  Since the loss of his beloved Sue, Papa has found strength from being at Happy House with the fa...
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Making space for the new

Harry and his Happy House friends have been busy in the garden clearing their pumpkin patch.  Now they have harvested the pumpkins, which will be used to make delicious soup, they need to clear a...
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Helping each other

Jacinta works hard at school and tries to be a role model for her younger brothers and sisters at Happy House. After spending time with them encouraging and motivating them with their school work, Jac...
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Academic clinic

Following recent exams, Happy House teachers held an academic clinic where they could talk to youngsters about their results.  Involving students fully , collectively and individually, is the pat...
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Computer suite with Mr Chris

Our Happy House computer whizz is Mr Christone. In this video he tells us how his journey into the world of information technology began when he was just a schoolboy and how it was all due to our late...
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Looking after Mama's garden

Looking after Mama Sue's memorial garden is a labour of love for our children. They take great pleasure in gardening and also know how their much-loved Mama like everything at Happy House to be kept n...
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Will puts his feet first to raise £1,461

Our loyal friend and supporter, Will Gordon, put himself to the test to raise money for Happy House. Will chose to meet the challenge of a half-marathon, running 13.1 miles, raising £1461 in sponsorsh...
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Oscar in the kitchen

The older Happy House kids love to help cook lunch at the weekends. They organise themselves into a team and work well together in preparation and cooking. Here Oscar is with the team preparing l...
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Exam time

Examinations always come at the start of every term at Happy House School.  They give students and teachers a chance to assess strengths and identify any weaknesses that need extra working on.&nb...
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