Tuesday, 5 July 2011

We're official

It's been a long time coming but, at last, the Kenya Government has brought that all-important rubber stamp down on our Happy House registration and we're officially recognised as a children's home.
The news is a cause for great celebration, it has been months in coming, not that the outcome was ever in any doubt ... Sue and her team have ensured that our children's home is a model for best practice in every area.
But registration as a Charitable Children's Institution by the National Council for Children's Services is absolutely vital as it is designed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in care and examines every area including the provision of basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, education, medical care, guidance and spiritual welfare.
Every professional working in education of children's services who has visited our wonderful Happy House, and that includes some of the highest in the land, have been amazed and impressed by what they have seen, it truly does break new ground and give our children a better life with more opportunities than other homes do.
For Sue, Dave, and her team of key staff, Billy, Rose and Isaac, registration should make it easier to cut through incessant red tape, but most importantly,  to build on what we are already providing for our children and to take our work forward into the community, by accessing Government-assisted initiatives aimed at alleviating child poverty and hunger.
Well done and many, many, congratulations Sue, Dave, Billy, Rose and Isaac on another key job brilliantly done.