Monday, 23 September 2019

Young farmer Khalid

My name is Khalid, I am 13 years old and I am in class four.  
I live at Happy House. My video blog is about the garden here.
 In Happy House we have seven greenhouses and inside each greenhouse there are different crops planted like kales, spinach and eggplant. 
We have got some uncles who work hard to make sure that the garden is clean and a greenhouse does not remain empty by planting crops in them. 
 We have also got some kids who formed a group that would be helping in the garden and they call themselves as the young farmers. I am one of the young farmers and I am very glad to be helping in the garden because the food that we plant we end up eating ourselves. 
e thank Mama, Papa and sponsors who have provided the seeds for us to plant and for the healthy food we grow and eat. 

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Banana Bonus by Diana

My name is Diana and I am in class five at Happy House School.  I am eleven years old. 
I am here to talk about the banana tree. A banana is an example of a fruit that gives us vitamins good for our health.
Here atHappy House we usually have  have bananas three times a week.
We have some banana trees in the garden, but they are a plentiful fruit in Kenya
We also have bananas here that you have to cook before you can eat them. They are also very good for you.
Mama said that bananas are good for our health especially when you have diarrhoea. They help to make you better. 

Saturday, 21 September 2019

A loving home for abandoned baby

A tiny baby boy left abandoned in the bush has found a safe and loving home in our Happy House family.
Named Moses by the hospital - as is the way in Kenya for all foundling boys - his mother had left him in scrubland immediately after giving birth to him on September 3.
The hospital in Malindi was alerted to his plight when his mother, suffering from post-natal complications, had to seek medical help there and it was evident to doctors that she had recently given birth or had an abortion, both of which she denied. 
 After receiving counselling she told the truth and admitted that she had left her baby in the bush.
By some miracle, even before doctors had finished questioning her, a woman arrived with a baby she had found in the area the mother admitted abandoning her child.
While it was suspected that the baby was indeed the child the mother had given birth to, it had to be medically proven.The case is under investigation by Malindi police.
Little Moses remained in the care of the hospital until Wednesday when the Sub-County Children's Officer called Happy House to ask if we could take him.
And as we all know, at Happy House no child in need is ever turned away - there is always room for another.
Mama went to bring the baby Moses home much to the joy of our aunties who will care for him and to all the family he is joining.
The children, at school at the time, were thrilled to bit to come home to a new baby brother.
Today, they will choose a name for him.
Until then, he is Moses, he is in good health and weighs in at 3.1kg.
His tragic start in life is now behind him as he settles in to the love, joy and security of Happy House family.
Welcome little one.
If you can help by us to change lives, you can sponsor our newest arrival, or another child in our care. It costs £20 a month.
For details please email: elizabethgomm@childrenofwatamu.net

Friday, 20 September 2019

Our chickens, by Brian


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I am Brian Hayward and my video blog is about the chickens we have at Happy House.
We have 12 chickens in total.
One was laying some eggs while I was there and the others also lay eggs.
There were seven eggs in a container.
There are five containers for water for them to drink, we fill these with a yellow jerry can.
We take some kale leaves for the chickens to feed them and they also have special chicken food.
When the chicken house is dirty, we clean it. The chickens are happy when the house is clean and safe. We thank mama sue for the support

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Two of our crops, by Purity

I am here to talk about two plants, writes Purity. 
I have chosen the pawpaw and brinjals that are found in our garden. 
To some people pawpaw are also called papaya and brinjals are eggplant or aubergine. 
They are grown by the effort of the gardeners at Happy House  who are Uncle Alex and Uncle Julius.
 Pawpaw are rich in vitamins  as are the brinjals. 
A pawpaw plant is a tall plant and the fruits are very big while the brinjals looks long as an egg that is why is called an eggplant. Apart from these two crops we grow kales, spinach and tomatoes. We are very glad to have these crops in our garden.
 I would like to say thank you to Mama, Papa and all the sponsors that support the Happy House family by donating to the family.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Best boy and girl

 Each week at Happy House we celebrate and reward the best girl and boy.
The two children who, that week, stand out for their good behaviour, politeness, tidiness or general attitude are named at Kidz Club and given a prize.
This is an incentive to the other youngsters to follow their example.
This week it was Diana and Erick who received their prizes from Mama and Papa.
Tomorrow our junior presenters series will continue with a vide blog by Purity.




















Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Our courtyard garden by Baraka

My name is Baraka Francis, I am in class five and I am 12years old.
I live at the Happy House.
My video about the courtyard garden. Inside that garden there are beautiful flowers
The soil is fertile, that soil helps the flowers and the other plants to grow.
The leaves of the plants are green in colour. The garden looks beautiful and smart, because of the flowers.
I thank Mama Sue, papa Dave and all the sponsors for the support they give to us .
Thank you and bye.