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Fit for exams

Students at Happy House School have just had the latest round of examinations. Exams feature regularly on the Kenya curriculum and we like to make sure that our youngsters at bright, alert, prepared a...
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Only a small glimpse of Happy House

New teachers were given just a small glimpse of the extraordinary individuals that make up Happy House. Teacher, Md Naomi, spoke at the end of the event aimed to introduce new teachers to our very spe...
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We come from different destinations, but we are family

The very heart of the Happy House was opened to teachers when they spent a morning at home with our family. Mama Sue wanted to give them to understand the the foundations on which she created this ver...
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All he needed was friends - and a pair of socks!

A lovely German couple holidaying in Watamu, came across a young boy on the beach.  Every evening Elke and Ruediger saw Emmanuel collecting plastic bottles which would be sold to recyclers to hel...
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Making decisions by Husna

Our children at Happy House have a wonderful role model in their own Mama Sue . It is thanks to her determination, drive and dedication that the Happy House became a reality and gives them a wonderful...
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From computers to songs of praise

It was thanks to Mama Sue, founder of Children of Watamu charity , that Christone Ruwa discovered an interest in computer science,Forward thinking Sue was responsible for raising funds and installing ...
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Confidence to aim for goals

Happy House kid Morphin would like to be a football player when he grows up. And having confidence will, he knows, be key in helping him achieve his goal and to score goals too! Addressing a gathering...
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Happy House has taught me so much

Rukia spent most of her life in the Happy House family.  She was just a little girl when she came to us and it is has been a joy to follow her progress.  Now in secondary school, she acknowl...
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Growing up as individuals and with good manners

Growing up in a family of 53 children could make it difficult for a child to be heard or to express themselves. But at Happy House, each child is treated as an individual and actively encouraged to ex...
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Eye-opening event for teachers at Happy House

In a special weekend event, teachers from Happy house School were invited home to Happy House by Mama Sue and the family. The aim was to show the teachers who have recently joined our staff how the th...
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Music brings joy

Meet Husna and the other Happy House room captains bring us an update on he radios that the children received as a Christmas present. Each room has it's own speaker and USB stick on which to download ...
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Catching up

At Happy House children help each other. Whether at home or in school, they are one big family and understand the importance of being kind and helpful to others. So when it comes to learning, if one p...
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Inspiring young minds

Monday assembly is always a special time at Happy House School. Mama Sue and Papa Dave like to be there to fire up enthusiasm and inspire the the kids ready for the week ahead. The children really enj...
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Exciting school project to counter effects of the pandemic

The pandemic is taking a worrying toll on children's education around the world. In Kenya, children returned to school in January after being off since March.  At Happy House children's home we f...
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Fruits from the tree

Eating fresh fruit and vegetables straight from the garden helps to keep our children healthy at Happy House .  And we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy fresh coconuts. The flesh and the milk ...
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Kitchen helpers

Helping to prepare meals at weekend is just one of the many things our Happy House kids enjoy.  Assisting with the chores around their home is being part of a family and every weekend they sort t...
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Backing Arsenal

Meet Happy House kids Diana, Fahima and Saidi.  They all support the Arsenal football squad and with their team struggling the kids like to think their encouragement will help fire them on!

Agile acrobats

We have some enthusiastic young acrobats among our children at the Happy House.  They like to perform feats of balance and agility that illustrate their motor coordination skills and their abilit...
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Happy House has taught me many things

Happy House has been home to Greg since was seven-years-old. He's now 10. He'd been living with his grandmother who was defeated by her own circumstances and sought the help she needed to give her lit...
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Post lockdown learning

Post lockdown e-learning is proving a hit with teachers and students at Happy House School . Children living in the care of Happy House, like Morphin, did so well learning, via Zoom, whilst being home...
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