Friday, 17 November 2017

Christmas decoration!

With the festive season just a few weeks away,  the Happy House family is busy getting ready to celebrate.
Uncle Isaac, who is our decorator, is busy doing some painting the house.
Auntie Millicent has all the Christmas gifts ready for each child so Santa's deliveries can go smoothly.
It will be a very special time as the children, previously in our full-time care, who are now living, with our support, with relatives will be coming back  on December 10 for a week-long holiday.
During that time we will have an early Christmas so that all the kids can be together.


Thursday, 16 November 2017

And this week's Star is ...

 On staff meeting day, the aunties gathered for their weekly meeting with Mama.
But there was a surprise in store for one of them.
Uncle Ronnie said: " We had a nice meeting with all Aunties where everyone shared their experiences at work throughout the past week.
"It was a nice meeting filled with laughter and finally Mama said that our star of the week this time is one of the Aunties. 
"The Aunties were silent because they did not expect that to happen and when Mama finally called Aunt Millicent to be the star of the week there was cheering and singing our "hurray" song.
''Auntie Millicent received her reward for her show of ‘girl power’, we encourage our girls and boys to be strong and determined and to show "girl power" or "boy power".
''It was explained that a man visited Happy House during lunch time on Saturday together with his wife who remained in their car while husband had a chat with Mama.
" It was pizza time and after the kids had theirs Mama requested one for the visitor. Before taking it he said that it’s better if the wife joined them and sent Aunt Millicent to get his the wife,  but Aunt Millicent, with all confidence,told the man to go himself because she was his wife .
"To take a stand is unusual for an African woman. It shows empowerment, it’s girl power."

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Snakes alive!

 When the children were enjoying their mid- morning snacks yesterday, they were joined by an uninvited guest.
They spotted a small snake near the primary school and Mr Steve was alerted.
Nervous of snakes, he  plucked up the courage to pick it up and called Auntie Velma  to tell the local Snake Farm and rescue centre.
They sent someone to take it into their care, who also explained that it was a garter snake which is harmless to humans.
Not all snakes in Kenya are harmless, which made Steve cautious about handling it. He was relieved and interested  to hear all about it and handed it over for safe keeping  after posing fora  few pictures!.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Books joy for students

 Secondary school students and teachers were thrilled when an order of new text books arrived.
With form three opening in January,  Mama Sue ordered all the text books the curriculum demands with enough for every student to have a set..
It's an outlay of £800 and students are encouraged to take great care of the books so they can be handed on in future years.
For the Year 3s, the books mean so much and they are grateful to know that they will have the tools they need to help them learn.
Books are not taken for granted. For our scholarship kids, who because of family poverty, have in the past been denied both schooling and books, having the books they need is a source of wonder and pleasure.
If you would like to make a donation to help towards the cost of the books please go to: https://www.justgiving.com/childrenofwatamu/Donate

Monday, 13 November 2017

Maths magic and pilau!

 Mama planned today to be a special times table fun day
The kids were given a week to prepare and  were toldthe winners of the event would  be taken for an ice cream treat. 
Each kid was issued with a times table sheet so they could practice.
And practice they did for the big day.
All went as planned, the kids were grouped around different tables and were tested with quick answer mathematical questions applying their times table knowledge.
The winners were Teddy, Lily, Glorious, Phiona and John.
There was also a Bingo game and the winner was William.
Sudoku  was a new addition to the games but nobody succeeded in filling it in correctly.
 All kids enjoyed and learnt a lot.
 Aunty Linda, Aunty Caro, Aunty Gussy and Aunty B also joined us at school.
A lunch, a special treat of chicken pilau was served.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

The best family, by Reuben

Scholarship student Reuben Kahindi is grateful and proud to be a part of our Happy House family.
I first arrived in Happy House in the year 2015, since then Happy house has developed from a small unknown school into being the number one school. This is  due to the hard work and dedication of the pupils, teachers and the school management.
Our Mama Sue works so hard to make sure all the necessary learning tools are provided.
She focuses on the advancement in technology - we have a fully stocked library,  computer  room, and science laboratory.
We have two smart TVs to enhance our education and they makes learning so much more interesting.
In Happy House we have competent teachers who have taken teaching as a calling not just a job to earn money. They are patient and advise us and do not beat us as happens in some schools so we get good results.
We are a family, the Happy House family, and we work together to assist each other..
There’s no way to explain it all but what I can say is, this is the best family.
 THANK YOU! 


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Kidz Club fun

Kidz Club this week was full of eager anticipation as the children were excited to be taking part in a times table fun day later in the week. 
Mama Sue invited kids to sharpen their tables skills by illustrating what they know and Benedict stepped up to give a show
 case of his times tables talent!.