Friday, 28 July 2017

Happy birthday boys

Two weeks birthdays today! 
The blog was so busy last week that we didn't share our birthday pictures.
Last week both Brian Isiaho and Alex Kea celebrated their birthdays and this week it's the turn of our Abuu.
Each of the boys received greetings and gifts at Kidz Club when all the family sang for them. Mama and Papa presented their gift bag.
Our pictures show Mama with Alex, Papa with Brian and Abuu with his birthday goody bag! Happy birthday to each of them.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Fuelling the family

Fresh fruit and veg, much of it from ourgarden, home cooked meals and fresh baked bread ensure our children - those who live with us and our scholarship students - have a healthy diet.
As most of them were under-nourished when they came to us,  but we soon build them up and ensure they are fuelled with the freshest food.
As Mama says, if we don't nourish their bodies how can they be expected to perform well in school? 
That is why our scholarship kids have both breakfast and lunch every day.
Feeding all our family, scholarships students and all those others staying for school lunches adds up to busy time for our cooks and a lot of meals a day!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

School Report: Hard work pays off

 Kindergarten and primary children have scored excellent marks in their end of  term exams much to their delight, writes Md Sarah.
They strive so hard to do well knowing that hard work brings good results.
Mama and Papa, their teachers, and their relatives are as thrilled as the kids with their improvement and their efforts.
The secondary students will receive their results later this week.  
As it's the final week of term, the school is getting ready for the closing day ceremony to mark the start of a four week break.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Thank you Betty

Our good friend Betty Hatch loves shopping for our family.
Betty, who lives in Essex,  is expert at seeking out bargains and enjoys filling a parcel and sending it off.
And knowing that we have to pay import duty on every parcel sent she always kindly makes a donation to cover the cost.
Betty's latest parcel has just arrived to the glee of our little ones who were eager to pose for a picture with some of the contents.
Thank you Betty for all you love and your support.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Party Time

There was fantastic fun and games for all our Happy House kids when they had a party to celebrate hard work and good results in their school exams..
Mama promised them a a party if they did well, and was true to her word when they did.
Our kids are showing themselves to be striving to be very best, spurred on by the encouragement and mentoring they receive from Mama who, with headteacher Mr Isaac and  and social worker, Uncle Ronnie,  talks to each one individually on a regular basis about their progress and their goals,.
There was magic, juggling, dancing,singing, poems, acrobatics and lots and lots of laughter, specially when headteacher Mr Isaac took to the dance floor for a solo spot.
As the party was on the last day of Andrea, Ellena and Alex Manders visit to Happy House, Mama thanked them for all they had brought for and to our family, and the children sang to wish them safely on their way.
Andrea  said how much they had enjoyed their stay and commented on the excellent manners of the children.
It was a happy time for all the Happy House family and enjoyed by all.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Our talented teachers by Rita

Scholarship student Rita Mapenzi, 17, writes today's blog
I am in Form 2 and am happy to be a member of the Happy House family.
I thank Mama for giving me this opportunity to be here in Happy House.
We have a high school with form one and two students.
In high school section we have five teachers, two female and three male teachers. These teachers are Mr. Laurent, Mr. James Mr.Omoi, Mdm Elizabeth and Mdm Sara.
These teachers teach different subjects. Some teach humanities others sciences.
Our teachers are brilliant and we love them so much. They know how to teach and they are very polite and they understand their students.
In addition to that they are talented many different activities.

We need your support NOW

 We desperately need people to sponsor a child, from abject poverty, who is only in school because they have a free place at Happy House School on our Dr Danwata Scholarship Scheme.
Each of the students pictured here with Mama Sue needs a sponsor. 
Of our 93 scholarship students, we have 55 without sponsors.
 Not just to help support their education financially but also to become a friend who will, through emails, letters and postcards, open another window on their world and to encourage them in their studies.
It costs just £20 a month to sponsor a scholarship student and to light up a life.
£20 provides all a youngster needs - schooling, uniform, books, PE kit plus nourishing breakfast, lunch and snacks.
 Please tell your friends about us, encourage them to sponsor; hold a fundraising event or make a one-off donation.
Together we ARE changing lives and together we will change many more
For details of how to set up a sponsorship please email: elizabethgomm@childrenofwatamu.net

Saturday, 22 July 2017

School is the tops!

Officials from the district education department made a special visit to Happy House to congratulate the school on our Class 8 taking second place in the zone.
They presented headteacher Mr Isaac with 3,000KSH (£22) for the school to mark the result.
Mama said: "There was three representatives who have insisted that Happy House is number 1 at the end of term exams. 
"They praised our school and our teaching methods, so we felt very proud."

Thank you

Many thanks to Jennifer Wollniok from Germany for calling in at Happy House to 
bring balls and pencils for our children.
The balls are great for helping our children to develop hand eye coordination and
no matter how big or small every child loves to kick a ball.