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Simon Says ...

Fun as well as being an exercise in concentration and agility, the children's game "Simon Says" is great fun. It has just been introduced to youngsters returning to Happy House School after a long pan...
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Mama Sue is in school by seven!

Mama Sue is up early and at work by seven. Here she is starting a week at Happy House School by leading the morning assembly. It's an important gathering in the school week and she is joined there by ...
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Exercise to start the week

Starting the day with exercises is a good way to get everyone in the mood for school. Exercise has lots of benefits as we know, including helping concentration. It's a warm-up for the week ahead, and ...
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Reflecting on exams

With years 4 and 8 now back in Happy House School, they have just had their first exams. An opportunity to see how how the youngsters, who come into our classes from the local community, have coped co...
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Soccer catch-up for kids

Morphin and his friends  at Happy House were thrilled to be able to catch-up on watching one of last weekend's matches -Leeds United vs Aston Villa.  The match was too late for the kids...
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Parcel brings delight

A parcel full of lovely goodies for our children has arrived from our wonderful friends in Essex, Betty Hatch and her son Paul.  Betty, known affectionately as "Bargain Betty" because of her amaz...
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Lesson for life

John had a tough life and very little schooling before he joined our Happy House family . Now, a few years on, he's a responsible and helpful young man who has worked hard in school and to catch up on...
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No need to be afraid

Rukia was another of our Happy House kids asked to help youngsters returning to school.  And here she passes on some very good advice about not being afraid to ask a question.  Tomorrow in t...
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Advice from Oscar

Oscar is a bright and intelligent by who has been a member of our family since the Happy House opened in 2010.  He arrived with his sister Janet and brother Evans. Janet is now working as an assi...
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Building back-to-school confidence

After a seven-month enforced break, two year groups have returned to school in Kenya.  Classes 4 and 8 are back, and while the kids living in our care at Happy House have been receiving home-scho...
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James is toddling like a trooper!

One last month and James, the youngest member of our Happy House family, is already on his feet and toddling like a trooper!  James, a foundling who came into our care when he was 15 days old, ce...
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Soccer casualty Charity

Charity went crashing during a game of football and ended up at hospital! All the kids, girls and boys, at Happy House love a game of soccer and Charity, who used to be so quiet, was in her element wh...
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Fun in the sun - 2

Our children from Happy House had a great time on their trip to the beach.  It was one of their treats for Mama Sue's birthday and they had  so much fun.  Mama says by the time the...
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Fun in the sun - 1

Children from the Happy House had great fun playing on the sand and splashing in the sea as one of the treats for Mama Sue's birthday.  A beach outing, before the sun gets too hot, is one of thei...
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A letter of love for Mama

When Sue opened her Happy House she turned her hopes and dreams of helping vulnerable children into a reality.  She and Dave gave up their lives in the UK for a life as Mama and Papa to the child...
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Mama's two-week birthday!

You can't have too much of a good thing - but after celebrating Mama Sue's birthday over two weeks, everyone was feeling just a bit tired by Saturday afternoon! A early morning trip to beach, with lot...
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The corn is as high ... as our Happy House kids!

Our young gardeners at Happy House are doing so well the maize they have planted has grown taller than they are!  In this video John is in the garden with Erick, one of the younger children who c...
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Birthday love and lollipops

It was Mama Sue's birthday yesterday and  not keeping the treats to herself, there were lollipops all round for for the children.  They held a special Kidz Club so the family wish their much...
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Happy birthday, Mama Sue

Today, we wish our wonderful and inspirational Mama Sue a very happy birthday .This, our 10th anniversary year, has been a challenging year and for Mama, with 60 children in her care at Happy House, e...
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Happy House changed my life, by Nasri

When Nasri Juma came to Happy House as one of our Dr Danwata scholars in 2014 he was shy and lacking in self-belief. There had been huge gaps in his schooling because there was no money to pay. H...
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