Ronald Baya is a new addition to our staff. He is a recently qualified social worker who will be a valuable assistant for our wonderful Uncle Billy whose work load has grown as fast as our family!
For Ronald, 23, a job at the Happy House is a dream come true as he explains:
"I am the last born in a family of seven. In 1997, I was enrolled in Jimba-Gede primary school and eight years latter I was out with my Kenya Certificate of Primary Education [KCPE]. In the year 2006, I joined St. Teresa’s Secondary school. It was a missionary school and it was from there where my faith found its foundation.
Four years letter, I sat for my Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education [KCSE] examination and attained a mean grade of C+ .
After there I was employed as a Parents-Teachers Association [PTA] teacher at Jimba-Gede secondary school which was by then in its first year of operation.
In the year 2012, I joined Kobujoi Institute of Development Studies which specialises in social work courses. I did a three years social work diploma course and by July, 2014 I was out.
Back home now with my papers, I started searching for a job.
It wasn’t easy.
That year ended with no hope despite applying so many jobs both online and by letter including all for volunteering.
Even getting a place to volunteer wasn’t that easy.
By luck, in February this year I was called for a social work volunteer interview at Happy House and it was successful. I joined Happy House the same month to put all my knowledge into practical work.
It was so lovely. I was happily welcomed by Mama, Papa, Uncle Billy and the entire Happy House family.
I was taken by Aunt Velma for a guided tour and finally joined Uncle Billy in his office.
Everything was in good order and I started working with the help of Uncle Billy. He has been so good to me and I have learnt a lot from him.
In short, much of the experience I have up to now is from him.
As per the agreement at the day of interview I was to work with no pay but it was unfortunate that I was given a monthly allowance, which boosted me very much
I really thank Mama, Uncle Billy and the entire Happy House management team for recognizing my efforts that much.
Three months latter, I was called by Mama to her office. She was with Uncle Billy and Aunt Rose too.
She told me that they have decided to offer me a job contract if I feel ok with Happy House.
For sure I had no reason for rejection.
I enjoy being with the kids and also the fact that I was in good hands of Mama, Uncle Billy and the rest, I signed the six months contract.
I am glad to be a member of the Happy House."