Bringing more news of the Happy House 10th birthday party next month, Mama Sue gets thrown of kilter by some very giggly kids.With AbdulMalik unable to keep a straight face she gets through the first half by saying how pleased she is that some of our lovely friends will be travelling out for the party and asking them to pop some jelly crystals into suitcases.After all, what is a kids' party without jelly to eat!She then makes a second appearance to appeal to you- our friends - for any pictures you may have taken of our children on visits to Happy House over the last decade.They can be emailed to her firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to help get us on the road in style in our 10th birthday year please make a donation to our appeal to buy a new school bus - we are so close to our target and just need a final push! https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/buyabus
To a storm-battered old England, Mama Sue sends us a ray of Kenyan sunshine.She and a group of bubbly children bring us the good news that more than £21,000 of our £25,000 target has already been raised towards buying a new school bus. A new bus is desperately needed as the one we have is on it's last legs and we are constantly paying out for repairs just to keep it safely on the road.
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With less than a month to go to our tenth birthday, excitement is mounting at Happy House.
At Kidz Club, the weekly family get together, Mama Sue asked the kids if they were looking forward to it - to a resounding yes!
With half-term starting she said some of the older kids would be able to help spruce up their home ready for the big day by helping with painting and varnishing where it is needed.
But for one little boy it was just a big yawn!
In our joinery workshop at the Happy House we are lucky to have a skilled craftsman at work.Uncle Charo is a carpenter who really knows how to make beautiful and functional furniture.He is grateful for the machinery, bought through donations, that helps make his job easier.As he tells us in this video, he is currently working on making stools for our art room at Happy House School
Half-term starts at Happy House School today and our children are looking forward to a break.And it will be well deserved. They have all worked hard in the start of the academic year and have this week been taking their mid-term examinations as Mr Duncan explains.
Maintaining the Happy House, as we have said before, is a never ending task.
And with our 10th birthday coming next month, it's got to look its best.
So Uncle Ibrahim is now giving the exterior its annual coat of paint.
It really is a big job but it needs doing and once it's finished our Happy House will be sparkling in the sun again!
If you would like to make a donation to help towards the cost of painting and other work essential to our upkeep, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/childrenofwatamu
Abdulmalik took centre stage to lead the singing of one of Mama's favourite hymns at Happy House Kidz Club.He did a great job leading the action for "My heart is full and running over". There were also two birthdays to celebrate - Johnny who has reached 18 and Nickson who has just turned seven. Happy birthday boys.