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Happy House brings children smiles

Whenn Musyoka came to Happy House as a very young boy he'd been trailing the streets with his nomadic mum and had become the carer of his younger brother and baby sisterr.  To settle them in back...
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Learning to tumble

After. seeing an excellent team of acrobats performing in Malindi, years ago, Mama Sue invvited them to Happy House to put on their display for the children.  This was such an exciting treat...
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Baby class play

The youngest children in our Happy House School enjoy lots of play-centred leraning activities outdoor snd in the classroom. Here we see some of Baaby Class enjoying a playtime in our lovely and safe ...
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A trip to the salon

Going to the small hair "salons" in the village is an outing our girls really enjoy.  They go in groups, given the few shillings they need to pay, to have their hair braided - a fiddly and time-c...
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Mama's special place

Mama Sue loved being in her office when the kids left for school and, even more so, when they came home. She could hear their singing and laughter as they came down the lane with it gradually getting ...
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Exam aims

Head teacher of Happy House School, Mr Paul, and his staff were aiming to keep the school at the top of the tables in exam performance.  Students have been sitting more exams, for Year 8 in ...
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How Happy House changes lives

Rukia came to Happy House in 2010 when we were only just open.  She had been used to living in extreme poverty being raised by her grandmother who struggle to bring in enough money to provide for...
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Busy keeping busy

Our children at Happy House had a busy half term.  They spent their days both consolidating their learning plus having lots of fun activities. Here Jacinta is overseeing a schoolwork session whic...
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Tomato growers

Two brothers are great little gardeners. Erick and Lucy have their own little plot in the Happy House grounds and their most recent crop is tomatoes.  The boys have grown their plants from seed a...
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Captains at the helm

Edward introduces the captains of two Happy House teams about to compete in a friendly football match.  Morphin leads one side whilst Saidi is the captain of the other. Both boys have their sight...
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Keeping Happy House spruced up

In this video, Uncle Ibrahim is with Musyoka, Oscar and Brian re-painting the gate.  The Happy House continues as Mama would have wished having overseen and inspired all the hard work, determinat...
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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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