Saturday, 8 August 2015

Africa's Answer to Abba and much more!

 Lots of catching up to do on the blog, as our Building a Brighter Future Appeal has dominated this week.
In three days, we have passed the £1000 mark towards the £25,000 we need to complete the secondary school build and to pay its teachers, and buy text books and resources, for the first year. 
Thank you to everyone who has donated do far. Your kindness will help secure a secondary education for many children, for so many years to come. To donate:
School's out for the summer, Happy House School broke up last weekend with a closing day ceremony.
School manager, Madam Rose, said:  We had a wonderful closing day,  first there was a series of entertainment covering from poems including a French poem, dances, public speaking, sketches and an amazing belly dance performance.
Our KG kids had everyone smiling when they proved to be Africa's answer to Abba by singing Dancing Queen, with our Brian as lead singer!
 The entertainments were opened with a  prayer from the touching freedom movie Sarafina.
We also had speeches from Mama Sue ,Uncle Billy, Madam Rose and Madam Milka. 
Mr. Isaac was in charge of results announcement  Happy House home kids scooped most of the top positions. 
The best class in lower primary was class 1 and as it was also the most improved class, they were awarded with two trophies awarded by Papa Dave (pictured left,top) 
The best class in upper primary was class 4 (pictured left, bottom) who were awarded the trophy by Uncle Billy.
The ceremony  was a entertaining end to the term for everyone.
Fiona Lockyer, who is visiting on a a volunteering holiday with her daughters Hebe and Imogen , said 
"It was a joy to join the guests and family with visitors from Finland, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Italy & the UK".                                                                                           

Kidz Club birthdays and stars

Five children celebrated their birthdays at the weekly family gathering, Kidz Club.
Derrick, Mariam,  Salama, Jessica and Purity all received gifts and greetings with Fiona, Hebe and Imogen having the honour of presenting them with the goody bags.
Mama's Stars of the Week awards went to Lucinda for being queen of the dance and to Sifa for his excellent performance at the closing day ceremony.
Picture are: Top row: Papa with Sifa, Hebe with Salama, Imogen with Purity. Bottom row: Hebe with Derrick, Fiona with Mariam and Imogen with Jessica.
Mama is pictured with Lucinda.