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Sweet treat for Happy House kids

There was a special treat for our children thanks to a very kind sponsor. They sent a donation for Mama Sue to buy something the children would enjoy as a treat before they return to school after the ...
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New school shoes

Getting a family of almost 60 children ready to go back to school is a tall order!  But at Happy House, Mama Sue and her team are used to meeting every challenge. Next week, our children will be ...
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Growing pumpkins ... and confidence!

It is wonderful to watch our children at Happy House growing up. For those who sponsor a child, seeing their special little friend on the blog is always special. And we also notice how they chang...
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Student turns teacher

From student to teacher - that's our Happy House Nasri.  Not so long ago Nasri was given a chance of an education when he was given a scholarship to Happy House School, having missed out on so mu...
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Positive start to new term

With Kenya schools reopening next week after a seven-week break, Happy House is busy getting ready to welcome back its students.  Mama Sue is holding meetings with teachers from every department ...
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Getting active at the Happy House

In this blog from Happy House we join John who is leading an exercise programme for the rest of the kids.  And they're all really enjoying the keep fit routines he has put together. Our children ...
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The braidy bunch

Our Happy House children grow up with a pride in the way the look and behave. Mama Sue inspires them to be polite, kind and smart.  And for the girls that means keeping their hair in neat braids ...
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Learning about computers

During the long school holidays the children living in our care at Happy House are still learning! They all love using computers, but it's important that they know how they work too.  Mr Christon...
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Rains find roof flaws

The arrival of the long-awaited rains are a blessing to the parched earth of Kenya, They bring the crops to life, fill the waterholes and rivers and bring welcome relief from the unrelenting heat. At ...
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Turning the table to tennis

Table tennis is the latest game to be enjoyed by our children at Happy House.  Mama Sue thought it would be something they'd enjoy and which as well as being a new activity would be good for hand...
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Sports training back on

Happy House kids are delighted to be back in sports training.  The training stopped when the children returned to school after many months off because of the pandemic. They chose to concentrate o...
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New wheels for Happy House

Happy House has a new mini-bus to transport children in to school from the local community.  The bus has been purchased with the money we have been able to claim in Gift Aid for the past year . G...
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A short story from Happy House

As with all large families (and we, at Happy House, are larger than most) every item of clothing is worn and washed until it wears out!  And even when it is no longer fit for wearing we always ne...
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Learning from an expert

Happy House kid Brian is learning carpentry from our full-time joiner, Uncle Charo.  Uncle Charo, can turn his hand to anything involving woodwork, and here they are installing a ceiling into one...
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Keeping our home beautiful

Members of our Happy House family grow up taking a pride in their surroundings. They love their home and its grounds and want it to look its best, so helping to keep it neat and tidy is something they...
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A song for you

We Are the World is a favourite song for Husna and Purity.  Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and released by the supergroup USA for Africa.  The 1985 song was produced to help ra...
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Making memories

Every time a sponsor writes, emails or sends a card to their Happy House sponsor child they are helping to make memories.  Not only do they give huge pleasure to the youngsters when they arrive, ...
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Joining our Happy House team

Happy House kid Evans , who came to us as a small boy, is now a confident young man on the threshold of his career.  Evans, who completed his final KCSE exam this week, will be starting work as a...
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KCPE pass for all our Happy House Year 8

Happy House School has once again scored 100% pass in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.  Of our 20 candidates who sat the national examination, three are young people living in our...
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To bring you a smile

As our lockdown eases a little in the UK, other countries where our Happy House has also has very good friends are in the grip of tight restrictions. To our children, living in their own big bubble an...
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