Monday, 19 February 2018

Weighing in

There's been a lot of weighing and measuring at Happy House!
The introduction of a new school curriculum requires that every child in kindergarten has both height and weight recorded.
So Uncle Ronnie, our social worker, has been busy making sure that growth charts are in place for each pupil in KG.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

An exciting day, by Rose

After more than five years in the care of our Happy House family, Rose Chai was able to go go home to live with her grandma and extended family in the local community.
She is bright and happy and enjoying school.
Here she tells us about a school trip she went on:
My name is Rose and my best time was when we went for a trip to  Mombasa port and Mombasa airport.
We had a lovely day I learnt a lot of things and saw things I had never seen before.
We were told that we have to work hard to achieve our goals and get good jobs like those at airports and ports.
We had a lovely time seeing the ships and hearing what they do.
When we went to the airport we were told how the planes land and how they take off.
It was an exciting day.  

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Family gathering

 This week's Kidz Club was a time for the family to exchange news of their week.
Mama, Papa, children and staff shared ideas and celebrated achievements.
And it was, as always, a time to sing as everyone joined in for their favourite songs.

Friday, 16 February 2018

All aboard the yellow school bus

 A change in the law means a new livery for our school transport - and a new expense for Happy House.
All school buses have to painted yellow, with the school's name written on in black, along with other safety-enhancing measures.
The new measures come into force at the end of next month, so Mama Sue is keen to ensure that our transport is ahead of the game.
The mini-bus returned from the garage last week and it was all aboard for the ride home!

Thursday, 15 February 2018

News of Francis

Mama and Papa have taken Francis back to Torfiq Hospital in Malindi to get the results of his recent biospy.
And they have confirmed the diagnosis of osteomyelitis..
Mama explains in today's video what treatment he is receiving and how she will be making sure that he has all the extra nutrients in his diet to build him up and to support his immune system to help him cope with medication he has been put on.
Again our tanks go to everyone who has donated to help us pay for the medical care he has and is receiving.
Ut means the world to us all at Happy House.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Love, love, love

All you need is love ...
And at Happy House we prove, with every young life that comes into our care, that love changes everything.
Some of our children have come to us, never having known what it is to be loved, and, at first, the love, respect and kindness we give is hard for them to understand.
But as they learn what it is to be loved and to be cherished, they also learn to love.
Mama Sue has built her Happy House on a foundation of love. She gives it freely and unconditionally to every one of our children. 
And the love you, our friends, have for our youngsters, the way you support our work, help us to provide them with a stable home and a wonderful school, ensures we can continue to change more and more lives.
So today, St Valentine's Day, we cannot send you red roses. But we can say thank you - and we love you too.
*If you would like to share the Happy House love today, please download our picture, and share it with your friends on your social media.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Play's the way

 Visitors to our Happy house will never hear 
"I'm bored" spoken by any of our kids.
They don't know what boredom is.
Their lives have routine activities, just like those of any child in any country around the world, but when they have nothing scheduled to do, they find something!
The older ones may just want to chill out and chat,  read a book,  play a computer game or, more likely,  choose kick a ball, play a skipping game or practice their dance moves.
The little ones play, they have building blocks and other toys to choose from but they also like digging, making sand pies or running around after each other.
For those who can back and watch, they are a joy to behold.