Sunday, 24 January 2021

Greenhouse gang

The weekend gives the children at Happy house a chance to help out in the garden. As you will know we have a lot of eager and green-fingered youngsters who like to help grow the food they get to eat! Here we meet Baraka and some of his friends, Harry, Baraka , Gift and Brian, who are in the greenhouse making sure it is weed free.

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Coat of paint for kitchen

In a family home as big as our Happy House there is always somewhere that needs a lick of paint. And keeping on top of things is the job of the maintenance staff. Here Uncle Ibrahim is painting the kitchen, with some willing helpers from our older boys. The kids are really willing to help because they are always eager to learn new life skills and Uncle Ibrahim is a good teacher.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Stadium spruced up

The grandstand next to our football pitch at Happy House is starting the year in fine fettle. It has been spruced up with all the seats given a coat of varnish by Uncle Brian, a member of our maintenance team. As Morphin tells us, the goalposts also have a new look. Thank you to everyone who contributes, in any way, to ensuring that Mama Sue and the charity she founded, Children of Watamu, can continue their work in transforming the lives of children both in our home and at Happy House School.

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Baby class on the move

The youngest children in Happy House School will be moving into a new classroom. The room, as Mama Sue explains in this video, is close to the toilets and has a ready made grassed play area right next to it. It will be ideal for the youngsters, who must be out of nappies before they join our nursery, and easier for their teacher and teaching assistant. Once the decoration of the room is complete, the furniture will be moved in ready for the little ones.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Fitness first

​Join our lower primary children from Happy House School when they start their day with some exercises.

As regular followers of our blog will know, we like to put exercise at the start of the day to wake up young bodies and minds and to get them into gear for the day ahead.

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Raising the flags

​Every Monday morning, Happy House School begins with an assembly.

And as part of that the school Scouts raise the flags - the national flag of Kenya followed by the Union flag, as a tribute to Mama Sue and Papa Dave and their homeland. 

They also sing the national anthems of the two nations.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Busy in the garden

We have lots of enthusiastic young gardeners at the Happy House. They enjoy growing and harvesting vegetable crops which then go into the kitchen so that they can also tucking into the food they have grown themselves. It's an important life skill for our children and , we hope, something they will appreciate as they go through life. Here Lucky tells us what they've been doing.